The Form I-9 was created under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 as a means of ensuring that employers complied with hiring rules and regulations. All US employers must complete this form and keeps record concerning the employees’ identity and employment authorization. This creates proper documentation and record of all workers, including subcontracted and contracted.
It is crucial that the Form I-9 is filed and taken seriously because if the employer is audited at random, he or she must have these files and information readily available. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Department of Labor (DOL) are authorized to such random audits at any time or place. All supervisors of the company or business should be fully aware of the important of the I-9 file and understand how it to correctly complete it.
During an audit the employer must be able to present all of the Form I-9’s within three days, which further emphasizes the importance of organization and the correct handling of these files. All I-9 information must be correctly filled out and signed by both employee and employer to authorize the I-9 form.
If the employer fails to provide the completed I-9 forms within the 3 days, or problems with the Form I-9’s are found, the employer could face serious consequences and heavy fines.
The Law Offices of Omar Zambrano fully understand the importance of the Form I-9, and know how to correctly maintain I-9 records. We can fully train your staff on how to accurately complete the form and how to ensure that you have no problems during a random audit.
If you are an employer and have found yourself facing problems following a random audit, the Law Offices of Omar Zambrano can defend you and help you to get through any legal issues that might be facing.
Call the Law Offices of Omar Zambrano in Los Angeles today to schedule a free consultation, or if you have found yourself requiring legal defense after a surprise audit.