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Form I9

For Section 2 on Form I-9, what date is used for the employee’s first day if the employee accepted the job offer but doesn’t start for a month?

Many employers include both a hire date and start date in employee records. Usually, the hire date is when an employee accepts a job offer while the start date is when an employee actually begins working in his/her position.

However, for the purposes of completing the I-9, the hire date means the first day the employee works for pay. When the employee accepted the job offer has no bearing on the completion of the I-9. Employers must complete and sign Section 2 of Form I-9 within 3 business days of an employee’s hire date.


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