USEFUL, REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES AND ADVICE FROM PROMINENT IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS
It is important for employers to know that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is aggressively auditing and investigating companies for Form I-9 compliance.
From fiscal year 2009 to July 2011, Form I-9 inspections by ICE led to fines adding to nearly $7 million. For example, in 2010 a clothing retailer settled for $1,047,110 related to I-9 deficiencies.
5 Tips to Avoid I-9 Mistakes explains counterintuitive rules that can lead unsuspecting employers down the road of noncompliance. For instance, an employer can break laws by:
- Discussing eligibility too soon.
- Requesting specific documentation.
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