Looking For An Experienced Lawyer To Help You With I-9 Compliance?
With the current, ongoing congressional and societal debate over the treatment of illegal foreign nationals working in the U.S., the federal government has increased its investigations and audits of small and large businesses and employers in an effort to enforce and crack down on violators of I-9 rules and regulations. As an employer or business operating in this environment, you do not want to be noncompliant with these regulations and subject yourself to imposition of severe civil and criminal penalties.
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I-9 Regulatory Compliance And E-Verify
At The Kasen Law Firm, LLC, we are here to consult, represent and guide employers and businesses in the proper methods of complying with the I-9 regulatory scheme and verification process to comply with federal law. If you find yourself subject to an I-9 audit or are found to be noncompliant with I-9 regulations, our I-9 compliance and verification lawyers will provide you with an aggressive and timely defense.
I-9 Compliance Throughout The Nation
Every employer is now required to document that each of its employees has fully completed an I-9 form within three days of being hired. The I-9 form identifies the name, address, birth date and Social Security number of the employee and serves as proof that the employee is authorized to work in the U.S., either as a U.S. citizen or under a valid work authorization.
Simply maintaining a file of completed I-9 forms, however, is not sufficient to avoid the imposition of sanctions. In order to comply with the I-9 regulatory scheme, an employer must also verify, through proper documentation, that an employee is authorized to work in the U.S. For U.S. citizens, employers should review and maintain copies of an employee’s passport, birth certificate or state driver’s license. For noncitizens, the employer should review and maintain copies of an employee’s work visa or green card. Failure to verify this information may subject the employer to severe civil and criminal sanctions.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently empowered employers with a website entitled “E-Verify” that allows employers, using information reported on an employee’s I-9 form, to verify an employee’s eligibility status. Although E-Verify is presently a voluntary procedure for employers in most states, it is not a foolproof system or easy to navigate. Our I-9 compliance and verification attorneys in close consultation with employers can effectively produce optimal E-Verify compliance.
We Support Employers
In recent years, the South Carolina Legislature made amendments to the laws regarding private employers and their verification of employees. As an employer, you could face significant penalties if you do not use the E-Verify system to confirm the immigration status of your employees. The state can take actions against you and your business, including issuing fines and suspending your ability to do business.
The new amendments make the law more complicated to understand. The Kasen Law Firm, LLC, can help you comply with the law and avoid serious consequences.
Contact Us About I-9 Compliance Today
To learn more about I-9 and E-Verify compliance and for a free initial telephone consultation, call 843-376-4085 or toll free at 888-370-5810. You may also contact our business immigration law firm online. With the assistance of our I-9 compliance and verification attorneys, you will no longer be isolated and alone in your quest to navigate through the requirements of the government’s regulatory scheme.
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