The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 requires employers in the United States to verify employees’ identity and eligibility for employment. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in both civil and criminal sanctions for employers. These include significant fines, forfeiture of business assets, and even imprisonment of the individuals responsible. Form I-9 is the Employment Eligibility Verification form used to document an employer’s verification of both an employee’s identity and their eligibility for employment in the United States.
The law on I-9 compliance is enforced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In order to avoid liability for non-compliance with the law, employers should consult with an immigration law firm with extensive experience in I-9 compliance law.
We work with employers on developing internal I-9 policies to ensure they are in compliance with the I-9 rules and regulations. We also assist employers with internal I-9 audits, and we are available to answer questions that arise in completing I-9s for new hires.
Chenhalls Nissen, S.C., based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, assists employers throughout the United States with employment eligibility verification compliance and auditing. Attorneys Kelley Chenhalls and Jennifer Nissen have concentrated their practice primarily in the area of employment-based immigration law for well over a decade, and are skilled in helping employers comply with federal law.
We offer our clients up-to-date guidance on I-9 compliance and take pride in our dedicated personal service and responsiveness to our clients’ needs. We invite you to learn more about our team, our services, and to contact Chenhalls Nissen to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you.