"Here are my top ten simple and easy ways to avoid fines for I-9 errors. ... #6. So shouldn't I just have the employee date the I-9 using his first day of work (and then backdate it myself)? Surely no one would ever know, right? Wrong. This is fraud. It is often detected by government inspectors, and it can lead to a poo storm. Avoid said storm at all costs." - Nicole Kersey, Jan. 21, 2014.