I-9 is a critical document that has to be recorded, which marks the beginning of legal employment and assures the employer that they are hiring those who are qualified to work. With the introduction of E-Verify, employers can set up online processing and quickly verify the employability of any resource rapidly. However, fines for errors found in documents range from $500 to $10,000 in some cases. During an I-9 Inspection, the employment eligibility of an individual is verified and any violation of the law will be subjected to fines. RightComply ensures I-9 Compliance Document Verification making things easier for you.
Yes. ICE suggests that an employer may choose to review all Forms I-9 or a sample of Forms I-9 selected based on neutral and non-discriminatory criteria.
1) consider the purpose and scope of the audit.
2) Explain the reasons and what to expect from an internal audit.
3) Process for fielding questions or concerns about the audit.
4) Document its communications to ensure consistent standards when addressing any Form I-9 deficiencies revealed by the audit.
5) Ensure that all the employment equality laws are adhered to, such as no discrimination based on national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status,etc.
1) Notify internally that the I-9 audit is an independent internal audit for the purposes of ensuring employer’s compliance.
2) If any deficiency is found in an employee’s I-9 record, the employer notify the affected employee, in private, of the specific deficiency along with the documentation.
When your company receives a dreaded Notice of Inspection, you will want to know what to expect and how to prepare for an I-9 Audit. RightComply will act as an intermediary and will help you feel at ease after every action that has been taken to ensure compliance. The Document errors found in Form I-9 is fined heavily. All the employees must be ready for an audit.
Having found the errors, employers can privately ask the employees to correct the errors or enter any missing/empty sections. Incorrect information can be struck out (draw a line over) and enter the missing information on the form, initial it and date it.
A notice of inspection alerts business owners that ICE is going to audit their hiring records to determine whether or not they are in compliance with the law. Employers are required to produce their company’s I-9s within three business days, after which ICE will conduct an inspection for compliance. If employers are not in compliance with the law, an I-9 inspection of their business will likely result in civil fines and could lay the groundwork for a criminal prosecution, if they are knowingly violating the law.
RightComply’s I-9 compliance center provides you an automated way to track the expiry dates and combined with the integrated E-verify solutions, RightComply ensures that the I-9 is current and valid. This ensures that you as an employer is compliant at all times avoiding those hefty civil and criminal fines. For employees, RightComply ensures continued employment who are completely compliant. Feel free to check out RightComply today! Or write to us at email@example.com
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