A Scary Cautionary Tale About I-9 Forms

The I-9 Form must be completed within three days of an employee’s start date and records of this form must be maintained throughout that employment and for a year thereafter. One small business learned the hard way the importance of all I-9 requirements when it was fined a total of $1,527,308.90 for a combination of irregularities. Employers should develop a system for the maintenance of these forms in a way that makes it easy to pull them within three days. Employers should also give serious consideration to conducting a self-audit of these forms either to confirm that procedures are in compliance or to identify missing forms or those with missing information.


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