If not, it’s time for an internal audit or an external audit performed by the Hammond Law Group! Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced yesterday that the office will send audit letters to 652 businesses throughout the U.S. to determine whether they are complying with employment verification laws and regulations.

As stated on the ICE News Release, “Employers are required to complete and retain a Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This form requires employers to review and record the individual’s identity document(s) and determine whether the
document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and related to the individual. The 652 businesses being presented with a [Notice of Intent] today for a Form I-9 audit have been selected for inspection as a result of leads and information obtained through other investigative means. Due to the ongoing, law enforcement sensitive nature of these audits, the names and locations of the businesses will not be released at this time.” (http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0907/090701washington.htm)

For more information on the I-9 Audits, please visit the ICE website at www.ice.gov or contact the Hammond Law Group.