The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement department regularly conducts I-9 audits to ensure companies are following proper employment eligibility verification procedures when hiring new workers. According to the New York Times, ICE conducted more I-9 audits in 2012 than any other year the I-9 form has existed. More than 3,000 companies were audited in 2012; in 2011, just 250 were. Additionally, fines for I-9 audit violations reached nearly $13 million total, up from just $1 million in 2009.
With these statistics in mind, it’s not hard to see that your company could be next. In order to prevent costly fines and penalties for I-9 violations, it’s imperative that you plan and prepare now – before it’s too late.
How Do You Prepare?
If you receive any notice from the government, contact us for a consultation with our experienced I-9 audit attorney. If you want to avoid having to pay expensive penalties and fines, it’s important to act now.
The Davis Law Firm can help you organize, prepare, and vet your I-9 records, forms, and paperwork today – before it’s too late. We’ll perform an internal audit and identify any potential issues or red flags that could pose a risk. Then, we’ll help you sort out those possible problems and prevent costly missteps way before ICE comes calling.
Do you want to prevent having to pay out expensive penalties for I-9 violations? Then the time to act is now. Contact the Davis Law Firm to start preparing for your I-9 audit today.