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Form I-9 Audits & Penalties Continue to Intensify

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Maintaining a compliant Form I-9 program continues to be imperative, as fiscal year 2012 saw a record number of audits and enforcement actions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for non-compliant Form I-9 programs. ICE conducted more than 3,000 audits in fiscal 2012, compared to just 250 in fiscal 2007. Audits of employer’s Form […]

4 Ways to Better Maintain Compliance with Employment Eligibility Requirements

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Since Fiscal Year 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has audited more than 6,000 businesses suspected of hiring illegal labor, imposed more than $76 million in financial sanctions, and debarred more than 400 individuals and companies. Therefore, it is essential that employers ensure that their employment eligibility programs remain compliant. However, as the HireRight […]

10 Do’s and Don’ts During Form I-9 Audits

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As the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency continues to intensify its enforcement of Form I-9 documents, it is critical that employers understand their responsibilities during an audit and how to prepare should their employment eligibility program come under investigation. In addition to common best practices to prepare for a Form I-9 audit, the […]

5 Key Areas to Audit in Your Background Screening Program

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It is recommended that employers conduct thorough self-audits of their existing employment background screening programs on a regular basis and in anticipation of any workforce expansion. Here are five of the main areas that an employer should evaluate when conducting an internal audit of its employment background screening program.

ICE to Notify 1,000 Companies of Pending Form I-9 Audits

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Less than a month after establishing the new Employment Compliance Inspection Center, newly established by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to enhance its capability if of auditing large organizations’ Form I-9 documents, ICE has announced plans to audit the employment eligibility records of approximately 1,000 businesses. According to a statement by ICE, […]

Six I-9 Audit Best Practices for Employers

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An I-9 audit will turn a company’s human resources department and legal counsel upside down for as long as it takes the government auditor to measure compliance.  With immigration issues at the forefront of federal, state and local government agendas, audits are becoming more and more common. Audits are especially painful because the federal government […]