Employers need to be especially vigilant to ensure they are correctly completing and retaining Form I-9s for their employees amidst increasing I-9 compliance pressures and record breaking fines.
Common Form I-9 completion challenges create huge liability for employers as fines can add up fast during an I-9 audit. Some common errors include:
- No employer/employee signature
- Citizenship status not marked
- Paper I-9s kept longer than necessary
- Over documentation
- Under documentation
- Paper I-9s not stored securely
Since 2007, Form I-9 fines have increased almost 60,000%, jumping from $26,500 to over $15 million in 2013!
Equifax Workforce Solutions can help with I-9 Management to protect your company from the increasing Form I-9 fines. Additionally, by combining Form I-9 Management with your Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) screening through our Compliance Center technology platform employers can maximize WOTC credit realization to pay for their I-9 Management compliance solution!
Be sure to join us on September 10th for an upcoming webinar to be presented with Jackson Lewis Law Firm titled, Top 10 Mistakes in I-9 Compliance.