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Tips To Reduce Liability During an I-9 Audit

The Immigration Customs and Enforcement division (“ICE”) of the Department of Homeland Security continues to issue Form I-9 Notices of Inspection to businesses, both large and small. These inspections have resulted in fines and, in some cases, criminal arrests of Company owners or managers.  The Notices of Inspection require employers to allow ICE access to […]

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HSI and ICE Raid Convenience Stores on Wage & Hour and Fraudulent Documentation Charges

United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made national news on June 17th. Nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven stores across Long Island and in Virginia were charged with making tens of millions of dollars by exploiting immigrants, in part by paying them using the stolen Social Security numbers of […]

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New FORM I-9 – Challenges and Pitfalls

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the long-awaited new Form I-9 which all employers must use now for all new hires in the United States and for re-verifications.  Employers should not complete a new Form I-9 for current employees if a properly completed Form I-9 is already on file. The revised Form I-9 is […]

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Form I-9 and Form W-4 Should be Treated Separately

Form I-9 and Form W-4 should not be treated as one item for collection of documentation purposes.  When conducting I-9 audits, PMP often finds that copies of the employee’s social security card as well as all other identifying documents are copied and attached to Form I-9, although the social security card is not used as […]

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