A thoroughbred racehorse training business recently failed to comply with Form I-9 requirements. Following the hearing, Kenneth McPeek Racing Stables, Inc. was ordered to pay a large fine due to Form I-9 violations. Though the penalty levied against the business could have been much larger, the lengthy process that began with a Form I-9 audit still resulted in substantial damages. Businesses should not rely on penalty reductions to escape Form I-9 violations. Though McPeek saw the fine lowered, his business still owes over $35,000 in government fines. The most effective way to avoid Form I-9 infractions is to remain diligent about how they are completed and stored.

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