I-9 Audits by ICE are on the rise. Is your organization prepared?

I-9 Audits by ICE are on the rise. Is your organization prepared?

Did you know that I-9 audits have increased for US employers? In addition to being random, many audits are prompted by former disgruntled employees complaining to ICE about their former employer. Jumpstart:HR’s audit services ensure’s that your company is legally compliant and utilizing the most current forms and I-9/e-verify completion practices.


Here are the latest penalties for infractions:

For knowing violations, IRCA penalties range from:

  • $375-$3,200 for each unauthorized employee for a first offense.
  • $3,200-$6,500 per unauthorized worker for a second offense.
  • $4,300-$16,000 per worker for a third offense.

For paperwork violations, the fines range from $110 to $1,100 per violation.

According to SHRM.org’s recent article entitled “Huge Jump in I-9 Audits“:
“When the government assesses penalties, the biggest factor it examines is the percentage of reviewed I-9 forms that have errors, said Brown, who is a former counselor to the assistant secretary at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). If more than 50 percent have paperwork violations, for example, the paperwork fines typically are $900 per I-9, which may be adjusted up or down, he added.”

Get Compliant Today:

Ensure your legal compliance by contracting Jumpstart:HR to audit your employee files. Learn more about our services by visiting our audit page and watching the video below: