Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (“IRCA”), all employers are required to verify the identity, eligibility and work authorization of all newly hired employees to ensure that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. In order to comply with the IRCA, employers must review valid identity and employment eligibility documents at the time of each new employee hire and must complete and retain a Form I-9 for each employee.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement routinely conducts audits of employer records, and employers can be punished with severe fines and penalties for violating these immigration regulations. Employers can be proactive against these audits by establishing corporate policies and procedures for creating and maintaining work eligibility records.
Clyde Snow attorneys assist employers by developing 1-9 policies and compliance programs, and conducting internal audits. In addition, Clyde Snow can represent employers who are facing a government 1-9 audit or investigation, or who have received a Notice of Inspection from ICE or the Department of Labor.