The "ICEy" grip of immigration enforcement felt by 500+ businesses

On September 15, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) doled out Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to more than 500 businesses nationwide. If a company receives a NOI, it has three business days to prepare for an in-person meeting with federal officials … and reveal its I-9 employment verification forms and payroll documentation.

According to ICE, these particular businesses are under scrutiny due to specific leads and allegations of hiring unauthorized workers, exploiting workers and paying unfair wages. The fines for I-9 errors identified in an inspection range from $110 to $1,100 per form – with greater penalties for knowingly employing unauthorized workers.

Would your employment verification practices pass inspection? Protect your business from damaging fines and even criminal arrests with a properly completed Downloadable Form I-9 for every new employee. And for expert answers to all your I-9 compliance questions – including how to prevent an I-9 audit - turn to the easy-to-browse CD-ROM, ComplyRight™ SolveIt Now™ Answers to All Your Questions: I-9 Compliance & Immigration Law.

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