Any employer in this country has to file I-9 forms on behalf of their employees. I-9 forms have to be filed out for every employee regardless of whether they are in the country on a visa or if they are a citizen. Essentially, I-9 forms are a system of verification both for employers and employees. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been using the I-9 system in recent years to crack down on employees are employers who are not compliant.
Many businesses may not realize this or even think about this, but they will need an experienced immigration lawyer to deal with I-9 issues and I-9 compliance. A business can be audited for I-9 compliance or another investigation could turn up issues with employment records, raising questions about your company’s compliance.
In any case, a business will want to make sure they are compliant, and the best way to do that is to improve, update or bolster your best practices and the procedures used by your human resources department.
The Law Offices of John R. Alcorn can help any business that is struggling with I-9 compliance, going through an I-9 audit or simply needs to update their standards and practices to ensure their employees (and business) is compliant with the I-9 system.
This is not an issue that any company should wait on. If you know that your company is lacking in the area of I-9, you need to consult us immediately. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you I-9 issues, and the matter of I-9 compliance is not something you want to dawdle on.