1, 2003. Under the statute, employers must retain a Form
I-9 until 3 years after the date of hire or 1 year after
termination, whichever is later. In this case, 3 years after
the hire is March 1, 2003 and 1 year after termination is
May 1, 2002. Since the first date is later, the employer
must retain the form until March 1, 2003.
the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, employers
must retain an employee’s completed Form I-9 for as
long as the individual works for the employer. Once the
individual’s employment has terminated, the employer
must determine how long after termination the Form I-9 must
was hired on March 1, 2000 and terminated on May 1, 2001.
On what date can the employer purge the I-9?
May 1, 2002
March 1, 2003
May 1, 2001
The I-9 cannot be purged