Increasing Form I-9 Compliance Pressures and Record Breaking Fines

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!

Form I-9 Fine Growth

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.

About Chad Whittenberg

Chad Whittenberg leads the strategic direction and development for I-9 Management, E-Verify, and Remote I-9 solutions. He is responsible for new product initiatives, legislative analysis, and product management for all areas of Form I-9. In addition, Chad is responsible for analyzing and tracking market and client needs for new requirements related to identity and employment authorization and immigration reform.