Recently, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fined 17 Massachusetts employers for employment violations relating to Form I-9. Form I-9 is a mandatory form which is to be used by employers to determine that an employee is eligible to accept employment in the United States. The I-9 form and employee review process, requires employers to verify an employee’s identity and forces potential employees to produce an employment eligibility document.
Employers who fail to properly comply with the Form I-9 requirements can face hefty fines. ICE routinely conducts I-9 workplace audits if there is a suspicion of unauthorized employment To avoid any potential I-9 violations and/or fines, employers should contact on of our experienced I-9 compliance attorneys to conduct an audit of your current employment practices.
To obtain a copy of Form I-9 and/or the Handbook for Employers, please visit: www.uscis.gov/i-9