I-9

Two Week Countdown to Start Using Revised I-9 Form

Posted on September 6, 2017
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The Situation: In July of this year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a revised version of Form I-9 for employers to use to establish the eligibility of individuals for employment under the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  Although this new form has been available since July 17, until September 17, employers had the choice of using the previous version.  But as of September 18, all employers must begin using the I-9 with the revision date of July 17, 2017.…

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Heads Up—Deadline for Using New I-9 Forms Approaching

Posted on January 18, 2017
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The Situation: Back in November, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a revised version of Form I-9, the tool employers must use in connection with establishing the eligibility of individuals for employment under the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  Employers must switch over to the new version of the form by January 22, 2017 or could find themselves in trouble.…

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I-9 Violations Can Lead to Huge Fines

Posted on August 8, 2015
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A recent decision from the agency reviewing civil penalties for I-9 violations serves as a reminder to employers of the dangers of failing to properly complete I-9s.…

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I-9 Audits—What You Need to Know to Be Prepared

Posted on May 23, 2014
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In 2010, Abercrombie and Fitch agreed to pay $1,047,110 to settle with ICE following an I-9 audit in which it was revealed that there were numerous technology-related deficiencies in its electronic I-9 verification system.  In 2012, after an investigation and audit of its I-9 forms, a restaurant in Dayton, Ohio was fined more than $20,000 for failing to comply with employment eligibility verification requirements.  In that case, ICE conducted the I-9 inspection after receiving information from the local police department that the company employed illegal aliens.  The restaurant ultimately reached a settlement with ICE, agreeing to pay $21,692.00. As these examples reveal, your company’s failure to comply with I-9 regulations can be extremely costly.  Additionally, along with potential fines, you could also face criminal charges or debarment.…

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