Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to offer an affordable proactive approach to managing employer risk. Our approach to compliance reviews combines our legal expertise and perspective with a practical business viewpoint. We candidly review the strengths and weaknesses of your current practices and policies, identify any risk areas, and provide constructive recommendations. Each compliance review in our series is offered at a customized flat rate with a comprehensive evaluation of your company’s policies, practices, and procedures.
The laws and regulations that impact immigration policies for employers are growing in complexity. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) notified 1,000 employers that it plans to inspect their I-9 records multiple times in 2011. The Notices of Intent to Audit (NOI) that were issued on June 15, 2011, bring the total number of companies audited by ICE to more than 2,300 for this fiscal year, which already surpasses last year’s record of 2,196.
The single most important step an employer can take to help ensure they protect themselves from potential fines and criminal charges is to identify and resolve errors, omissions, and discrepancies on their I-9 Forms. Employers who fail to address these issues may be at risk. A standard review will typically include the following:
A review of a small sample (approximately 10%) of your I-9 records. After the review, we will provide recommendations for corrections, if necessary
Detailed training materials including information on how to conduct I-9 reviews which will allow your company to perform these reviews independently in the future
A comprehensive review of your immigration policy to ensure compliance