A Vermont Dairy Farmer Shares His Experience After an Audit of His Hiring Records

A Vermont Dairy Farmer Shares His Experience After an Audit of His Hiring Records

I-9 enforcementThe New York Times reported recently that the hiring records of the Gervais Family Farms in Bakersfield, Vermont were inspected as part of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (USICE’s) enforcement efforts to inspect the employment records of 1,000 businesses across the United States.  The businesses that were inspected were either known or suspected to have hired undocumented immigrants.

The USICE imposes fines and in some cases refers the matter to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution against businesses that are found to have violated the immigration laws concerning the hiring of undocumented immigrants.

Owners of the dairy farm commented that USICE officials showed up at the farm and requested to inspect their I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) forms.  After their I-9’s were inspected, the USICE found discrepancies, primarily clerical errors.  The business owners were instructed on how to remedy the discrepancies and the outcome was that they were not fined.

Fortunately, this dairy farm had their records and documented them as best they could.  Otherwise, the outcome would have been a lot worse.

We at Pappas & Associates, P.A. implore business owners to ensure that their hiring records are in order and, that they meet or exceed compliance with the immigration laws.

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