Manager Narrowly Escapes Jail Time for Making a False Statement on an I-9 Form

Human resource and hiring managers are becoming painfully aware of the potential dangers lurking behind the Form I-9 and E-Verify process. For the most part, these tales of woe stem from procedural failures such as missing or incorrectly completed I-9s, which can lead ICE to assess “paperwork” penalties and fines. The Department of Justice announced that a woman in Western New York was sentenced to one year of probation for submitting a false and fraudulent written statement on an employee’s I-9 form. The case have ended very differently – especially if she had exhibited a pattern or practice of falsifying I-9s or if the record had indicated other culpable conduct.

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W. Barry Nixon is the COO, the leading background screening information portal and online worldwide directory of professional background screening firms and Suppliers to the background screening industry. He co-authored the landmark book, Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from the HR and Security Perspective. He also is the publisher of award winning newsletters, The Background Buzz and The Global Background Screener, and the author of the Background Checks column in PI Magazine.

In addition, Barry is a past recipient of the elite ‘Top 25 Influential People in Security’ by Security Magazine and past Co-Chair, International Committee for the National Association for Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He currently serves as a Global Ambassador for NAPBS.

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