U.S. employers, regardless of whether they sponsor immigrants, are increasingly being audited for immigration law compliance as part of the federal government’s enforcement policy. Employers risk sanctions, disbarment, and adverse publicity for non-compliance that can challenge their ability to sustain the business. Compliance requires them to reconcile the often conflicting policy objectives of different government agencies, which could include ensuring they properly complete surprisingly difficult employment eligibility verification forms without engaging in unlawful discrimination. We offer comprehensive services to employers in complying with ever changing immigration regulations and in defending against increasingly aggressive federal enforcement policies. From Form I-9 training seminars and paperwork audits to representation during DHS/ICE inspections, we can offer your company ongoing services as you develop and grow your workforce while remaining compliant and avoiding federal employer sanctions for I-9, social security, and other immigration-related violations.
Our services include:
(1) Form I-9 Audits, including reviewing existing Forms I-9 for technical errors and recommending lawful corrections to mitigate sanction in the event of a Homeland Security investigation;
(2) Training seminars for company leadership and human resources staff on proper I-9 completion, verification requirements, record keeping, and avoiding anti-discrimination issues.
(3) Assisting employers draft and update effective internal compliance policies.
(4) Representation before Immigration & Customs Enforcement/Department of Homeland Security during I-9 inspection and negotiations and seeking redress before an administrative law judge and/or federal district court.