I-9 Inspections for Employers and Business Owners

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I-9 Inspections for Employers and Business Owners

  1. An I-9 inspection begins with a visit from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent.
  2. The ICE agent serves a notice of inspection, which includes a subpoena for your business documents, including I-9 forms
  3. There is a 72 hour period to respond to the subpoena. Do not waive the 72 hour period.
  4. An I-9 inspection has legal risks. These include: civil liabilities, significant fines, criminal liability, possible jail time
  5. An attorney shields you from communicating directly with the ICE agent. Direct communication with the ICE agent is providing evidence which may later be used against you.
  6. An attorney can help create contingency plans which help to limit future liability.
  7. I-9 inspections are typically repeated. Seeking legal advice can prevent repeat violations which will increase the risk of fines and liability.

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