I-9 Compliance: The New Rules & Best Practices of Employee Verification

"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 in just the past few years, and the Trump Administration has promised a FIVEFOLD INCREASE in the number of worksite inspections in 2018. 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.

 

What's new on the I-9 form? Are you next in line for an audit? And what big changes are coming from the Trump Administration? On Wednesday, February 28, learn how to get in compliance with the advice from a true insider – a former ICE assistant chief counsel.

 

Specifically, you will learn:

  • I-9 101. Discover 10 essential steps to correctly fill out the revised version of the I-9

  • Documents. Which documents you can review for Lists A, B and C – and what has changed

  • Copying. Whether you should make copies of driver's licenses and other supporting documents

  • Review. How far you are required to go to determine if a document is "genuine"

  • Retention. Where you must store I-9s and how long you must retain them

  • Disposal. The proper way to discard I-9s

  • Reverification. How to handle reverification in the most legally safe and efficient way possible

  • Internal audits. What can be corrected and who should be auditing

  • Best practices. What else you should be doing

  • Electronic I-9 systems. What to consider when going paperless

The penalties are severe for I-9 violations, and the government is no longer negotiating fines of pennies on the dollar. I-9 fine levels were raised by 96% last year. And fines for "substantive" violations can reach $16,000 for each occurrence.

ICE is also focused on building criminal cases out of I-9 audits. Don't run the risk of your boss (or you!) being led off in handcuffs. Develop solid, audit-proof I-9 practices by joining us February 28 for this important interactive event. 

 

Contact First Class Consulting Firm to register for our workshop. 

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