I-9 procedures require an employer to examine: (1) one document from List A; or (2) one document from List B and one document from List C. Because a state driver’s license is a List B document and a social security card is a List C document, they normally would be acceptable for I-9 employment verification purposes. However, the regulations now stipulate that all documents must be unexpired. Therefore, because the driver’s license is expired, it is not acceptable. The employer would need to ask the employee for additional proof of identity and/or employment authorization.
Note that a document with no expiration date, such as a social security account number card, is deemed unexpired.
Source: 8 CFR Part 274a.