Complete form I-9 for your employee

Form I-9 is used to verify that a new employee is authorized to work in the United States. 

The option to complete Form I-9 within your Gusto account is only available for employees who self-onboard and are added to Gusto with a start date of today or later.

After adding your employee to Gusto, select to have them enter their personal details and sign documents (including Form I-9) in their Gusto account. On your employee's start date, you’ll see a sticky note and email notification to complete the Form I-9 in Gusto.

  1. Click the Dashboard tab.
  2. Click the Complete Employee I-9 sticky note.
  3. Review your new employee’s proof of identification documents that they have physically handed to you. See this article for more information on those required documents.
  4. Select which identification and work authorization documents you reviewed.
  5. Click Save & Continue.
  6. Enter the information seen on these identification and work authorization documents.
  7. Click Save & Continue.
  8. Enter your full name, your title at the company, and select I agree to electronically sign this form.
  9. Click Sign.

Form I-9 is now completed for your employee. You may view this form by navigating to the Documents tab and viewing the New Hire section. Your employee can also access and download this form by navigating to the Documents tab in their own account.

Note: If you make an error with the I-9, or some info changes in the future, please correct the I-9 outside of Gusto. If you are on our Complete or Concierge plan, you can also upload the corrected version to your employee's profileCheck out the USCIS website for more info on best practices when correcting an I-9.



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