Nationwide I-9 Employment Verification

The Law and Risks of Noncompliance

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) legally mandates that U.S. employers must verify the employment eligibility status of newly-hired employees and makes it unlawful for employers to knowingly hire or continue to employ unauthorized workers. Noncompliance, whether intentional or caused simply by oversight, has severe legal and financial consequences imposed by the Department of Homeland Security, as well as the potential of a corporate image tarnished by negative publicity.

Following is a partial list of federally mandated fines:

  • For employers who fail to properly complete, retain, or make I-9 Forms available for inspection, fines range from $100 to $1,100 per individual I-9.
  • For employers who knowingly hire or knowingly continue to employ unauthorized workers, civil penalties range from $250 to $11,000 per violation.
  • For employers engaging in a pattern or practice of knowingly hiring or continuing to employ unauthorized workers, criminal penalties can be as much as $3,000 per unauthorized employee and/or 6 months of imprisonment.
  • Preparing a confidential Risk Assessment Report of your I-9 program and making proactive recommendations for reorganization and simplification of your program and processes.
  • Identifying errors, omissions and technical discrepancies in all active and inactive I-9 Forms and providing recommendations for remedial action.
  • Providing assistance for the renewal of employees’ work authorization documents.
  • Helping you purge inactive I-9 Forms, as allowed by law.
  • Training your HR staff to properly manage and administer your Form I-9 program and processes

Though national in scope, data provided by NationsCheck is compiled from multiple public record data sources. NationsCheck makes no claims to the completeness of its database or that data for all states or jurisdictions is included in its current product offerings.  NationsCheck takes reasonable measures to update these records as available, but as in all public records, we rely on the completeness and accuracy of each state's records.

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