Recent webinar: I-9 audit and remediation best practices
We recently hosted a webinar featuring Amy Peck on the subject of I-9 audit and remediation best practices.
Amy is a Shareholder at Jackson Lewis, P.C. and a member of the committee of American Immigration Lawyers Association that works as a liaison with USCIS and ICE on I-9 issues. She did a terrific job of explaining how an I-9 audit works and discussed some best practices for conducting an effective I-9 audit.
One thing that jumped out as us during the webinar: the number of people who submitted questions about the problems that come up when I-9 practices are inconsistent because hiring managers are scattered in multiple locations. And the questions showed the problems are compounded when it comes time to remediate problems found in an I-9 self-audit.
A typical question: “What if the employee left off the authorization expiration date from page 1, but it is on the page 2 document. Our employees are so scattered it is not feasible to go back to the employee for a correction.”
Granted, many organizations are still stuck in a paper-based system but given the very serious risks that employers face when I-9 procedures aren’t well controlled, this suggests a great deal of liability is faced by many of of the over 400 attendees.
This is just the kind of problem that an electronic solution is designed to help with! If you are having troubles like this with your paper-based I-9 solution, I hope you’re considering an electronic approach. We’ll be rolling out a new solution that can help you scan and convert your paper I-9s and give you tools to help find potential errors, so you’re better prepared for an I-9 audit.
If you’d like to hear more about what you’re up against if your I-9 process lacks consistency, I urge you to take the time to listen to Amy talk about I-9 audit issues. I also outline the service we’ll be offering to help with self-audits and remediation.
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