What You Need to Know About I-9 Employment Verification: How to Get Your Firm Ready for ICE
These HR resources can help streamline the process for ensuring that you are in compliance with Form I-9. However, in the case that you do not meet all of the inspection criteria, these are the penalties you should be aware of:
- If corrections for a technical or procedural violation are not rectified within 10 business days, you could receive a fine for all uncorrected violations.
- When an unauthorized worker is knowingly hired or continually employed, ICE will require their employer to cease all unlawful activity, institute a fine, and may criminally prosecute the company. The firm may also be debarred and ineligible for some government benefits.
- The fees for knowingly hiring or employing unauthorized workers ranges anywhere from $375 up to $16,000.
- If your company fails to produce a Form I-9 or violates other requirements, your company can be charged from $110 to $1,100 per violation.
Many of the HR-related questions we receive from our members deal with training, orientation, performance appraisals, and more employee matters. Check out the Employment page for forms, guidelines, posters, and other tools for employee relations.
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