- .Federal law requires that a Form I-9 be filled out before any new employee can begin work. The I-9 form verifies that the employee has authorization to work in the United States. Allowing an employee to begin work without completing an I-9 form can subject an employer to civil fines and even criminal prosecution.We have helped multiple entities ensure that that they are in compliance by devising a “best practices” strategy to fit their needs.
How Orbit Law can assist you maintain compliance with I-9 & E-Verify
- In this age of increased immigration enforcement, failure to properly comply with I-9 requirements could result in large penalties and possible criminal prosecution. We regularly advise clients on how to institute I-9/E-Verify compliance measures company-wide, including across many locations and/or business divisions. We conduct thorough reviews of a client’s current practices for verifying employees’ work authorization, including precautionary audits of all I-9 forms held by the company. These audits identify and correct potential problem areas in advance, thus limiting the employers’ risk of being penalized for errors on its I-9 forms or for hiring an unauthorized worker.