OMA Connections Partner, Frantz Ward, posts a timely notice about the importance of I-9 compliance: “In an Executive Order issued on January 25, 2017, titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” President Trump directed all executive agencies to prioritize the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. Such enforcement will very likely include more frequent and significant audits and investigations of employers’ I-9 compliance.
” … on January 21, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services began requiring employers to use a new version of the I-9 form for all new hires. Employers who fail to use the proper form can be subject to civil penalties exceeding $2,000 for every improper form used.
“Here is a link to the new form and instructions for completing it. Note that unlike prior versions, the instructions are now contained in a separate document and are more detailed.”
Read more from Frantz Ward. 2/14/2017