I-9 is a very important form used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired in the United States. However, as necessary as the form is, it remains a huge HR headache.
In recent months, the process of completing I-9 forms in HR departments has changed significantly. Furthermore, the E-Verify system has also been affected. However, one thing has stayed the same: Federal audits on I-9 forms are increasing dramatically as agents return to in-person inspections at work sites across the United States.
The only protection from serious financial penalties and criminal prosecution is strictly following all the changing rules.
Make sure your HR department is up-to-date with these changes in the coming new year.