The Pappas Group immigration lawyers regularly advises U.S. based employers on the requirements for properly reporting the immigration status of all of their current employees and newly hired employees, including U.S. citizens, and avoiding fines and potential criminal penalties.
The US Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigates any employer that it knows or has reason to believe is employing unauthorized workers.
ICE will assess the business (and sometimes its owner) hefty fines and can also refer the case to the U.S. Attorney General for criminal prosecution.
Immigration Compliance Services
Our immigration attorneys will instruct you on the proper completion of the I-9 Employee Eligibility Form and ensure that your business understands how to verify employer identity and employment eligibility documents.
We also work closely with business owners to conduct self-audits of their I-9 forms they have on file for their employees, identify deficiencies in compliance, and advise as to the corrective measures to meet or exceed the complex I-9 compliance rules.
We regularly attend ICE and Immigration Compliance Audits at our business clients’ places of business.