New I-9 Hurdles for Employers: How to Keep Employee Files in Compliance

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A big shift has occurred in the government's crackdown on illegal workers.

Out: SWAT teams surrounding a factory or business and rushing in to catch workers without the proper papers. In: Auditors with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement singling out your business and poring over I-9s and other employment records, looking for any mistake in your documentation or even with your processes. It's a less dramatic approach, but the focus is now more on catching employers than possible illegal employees. In fact, all of your people may be legal, but the government will still hold you accountable if your paperwork processes aren't up to their standards.