More Employer I-9 Audits Coming


At the start of this year, the Obama administration announced that it would increase the number of employer I-9 audits while establishing a new Employment Compliance Inspection Center as part of the Department of Homeland Security.

This is a further commitment to and amplification of the administration’s policy of targeting employers through I-9 audits rather than conducting workplace raids aimed at workers. The consequences can be serious for employers, who have not only incurred some hefty six-figure and seven-figure fines, but in some cases, have been debarred from government contracting.

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