Warning: Employers Revisited by ICE for Past I-9 Mistakes

Warning: Employers Revisited by ICE for Past I-9 Mistakes

"The Obama Administration is launching another round of worksite investigations — this time, returning to employers that have already been the subject of I-9 inspections during the last three years.  Approximately 500 employers are being re-visited by Special Agents to confirm that noncompliant activity identified during prior reviews has been remedied, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Generally, businesses must make sure they are hiring only people who can work legally in the U.S.  Businesses that previously have received warning letters or administrative fines may now be the subject of treble damages if ICE Special Agents find that, notwithstanding the prior review, the employer continues to make the same mistakes." - Kevin Lashus, Jackson Lewis LLP, Feb. 1, 2012.