"We can audit any company, anywhere, of any size." – ICE Special Agent Brad Bench
ALERT: Your organization's odds of being targeted for an audit of your I-9 forms have skyrocketed, and the Trump Administration followed through on its promise of a FIVEFOLD INCREASE in the number of I-9 audits and worksite inspections. Plus, the feds have recently introduced a brand-new version of the I-9 form that you MUST be using. And the fines for I-9 paperwork violations have nearly doubled.
Are you next in line for an audit? What's new on the I-9 form? And what big workplace immigration changes are coming from the Trump Administration? Learn how to get in compliance with the advice from a true insider – a former ICE assistant chief counsel.
The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) is going all-out in its "bold new audit initiative" to crack down on employers who violate immigration laws. Administrative I-9 audits and on-site inspections are ICE's tools of choice.
Total fines handed out by ICE are now 13 times higher than in 2009. A Pennsylvania company was hit with the largest-ever immigration penalty – $95 million. Plus, ICE has made a big effort to publicly emphasize its criminal investigations of employers that hire undocumented workers. In one recent year, ICE arrested 238 corporate executives, managers and even HR professionals.
Strict compliance with the often-confusing I-9 rules is your only defense against serious monetary penalties and criminal arrests.
Too often, company execs and HR managers assume their I-9 compliance practices are in order when, in fact, their records and policies are littered with mistakes, leaving the business and individuals open to fines, lawsuits, and jail time. Are you sure that your I-9 practices can pass muster?