All U.S. employers are required to comply with the federal regulations requiring verification of the employment eligibility of all workers. Verification is made by having every employee complete a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form). Failure to complete the process can result in fines levied against an employer, and in cases involving willful refusal to comply, criminal charges can be brought against the individual(s) within the company responsible for compliance.
Whether it’s a matter of trying to stay on top of I-9 form changes or keeping up with the immensely controversial immigration law that the state of Arizona brought forward earlier this year, immigration-related issues certainly have been in the news a lot in the last 12 months or so. Nevertheless, immigration matters remain a dangerous trap for some employers. And that’s why you should continue reading.