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What You Need to Know About I-9 Audits

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.

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