How To Avoid A Costly I-9 Audit (And Fines) From ICE
I-9 Form Training Is Important For All Businesses. Sizeable fines can result from simple errors when dealing with I-9 forms with penalties ranging from $110 to $1,100 per violation. In addition, civil penalties from the hiring of unauthorized workers range from $375 to $3,200 per violation, for first time violations. Fine are directly based on the following factors:
Efforts to comply with ICE.
History of previous violations.
Seriousness of the violation(s).
Size of the business(s).
If it was the violation from unauthorized employees.
Mistakes That Can Cost Your Business Massive Fines From ICE.
Redoing all the I-9s and then throwing away the originals (and corresponding documents).
Not checking information in section 1 against copies of documents recorded in Section 2.
Making changes to forms I-9 without initializing and dating the forms.
Backdating information as to make them appear completed properly.
E-Verify is a voluntary and free online system that allows an employer to take the data completed on the I-9, and run it through the E-Verify system. Highlights are:
The system checks the information provided on the I-9 to ensure the employees work authorization eligibility matches the databases maintained by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA).
E-Verify does not confirm that the documents presented reasonably appear to resemble the employee - that remains the responsibility of the employer
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