The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ) Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) is implementing I-9 audits nationwide. By law, every worker in the U.S. must prove that they are allowed to work in the country. The proof must come from the employee/candidate, but collecting and securing it properly is the responsibility of the employer.
What employees need I-9’s?
All employees full-time, part-time, seasonal, etc. including contract employees.
What will DHS ICE be looking for in an I-9 audit?
· Missing I-9s
· Unsecured I-9s
· Missing documents
· Unacceptable documents
· Expired documents
· Documents with errors.
· Requirement status for E-Verify
Please note: Each I-9 document has an expiration date (the current I-9 form (07/17/17 N) will expire on August 31, 2019, next month). Those already made out need not be done over, but all new employees hired as of 9/1/2019 must use the new form. You can download a current I-9 at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9 .
This Regulatory Spotlight was developed with the help of HR University/HR Associates. HR University/HR Associates provides complimentary consultation on HR matters for NPGA members. While Q & A is complimentary, mock I-9 audits by HR Associates may incur a charge.
If you have any questions on DHS ICE I-9 audits, you can contact TPGA at (800)32-LPGAS, or NPGA members can contact HR University/ HR Associates directly at (703) 590-3841.