Sample Letter: Reverification of Employment Authorization
You may wish to use the sample letter on the next page if you are a worker in California who
completed the I-9 form when you were hired, and your employer has now asked you to provide
more or different documents to re-verify your eligibility to work in the United States.
Legal Aid at Work cannot ensure the information in this sample letter is current, or be
responsible for any use it is put to. It is always best to consult with an attorney about your
particular situation to determine your rights and the best steps to take when you think your
rights may have been violated. If you would like to speak to someone, you can contact our
clinics. You can also review our
fact sheet on document abuse and re-
It is illegal for employers to retaliate against any worker because she asserts her workplace
rights—for example, by contacting federal immigration authorities. Unfortunately, this type of
retaliation does happen, and it can have serious consequences for immigrant workers. If you
lack legal status or work authorization in the United States, you should consult with an
immigration attorney about the risks employer retaliation could entail for you.