Recently the focus on increased ICE presence and I-9 audits has created yet another time consuming and potentially costly endeavor for employers. ICE is focusing on whether or not employers have either properly completed the Form I-9 or have somehow hired individuals who are not authorized to work.
Now, you may be thinking – this could never happen at my organization. We’ve spent countless hours reviewing the proper Form I-9 audit procedure and protocol and have carefully planned our remediation steps. Unfortunately, despite these best intentions, many HR professionals fall into the irresistible trap of trying to “un-do” or ignore their past mistakes. Let us put a fresh set of eyes on your I-9’s and help prevent the long list of fines resulting from erroneous entries.