I-9 Employer Eligibility Verification, E-Verify & Raid Preparedness
The federal government requires employers to verify that all new employees are authorized to work in the U.S. The federal government provides employers with the I-9 form or “Employment Eligibility Verification Form” when conducting and proving compliance.
It is crucial that your firm stay within federal legal guidelines when hiring employees and verifying employees’ backgrounds, origins, and citizenship. Employer penalties for I-9 non-compliance are significant and can include:
- Fines of $250 to $5,500 per worker
- Being barred from federal government contracts for one year
Further, if an employer is found to have knowingly accepted false documents from an employee, they could face criminal charges.
Firm attorneys are experienced in helping stay in compliance and fighting charges of compliance violations. We can work internally with your firm to complete an I-9 audit to help you avoid violations and penalties and can plan for an I-9 compliance defense if you have already been charged. We can also provide our clients with free in-house training.
For more information about I-9 Employer Eligibility Verification, give us a call at 214-251-8011 (Dallas, TX) or 817-332-1100 (Fort Worth, TX) to see how we can help you. You can also schedule your next appointment online here.