As we have previously reported, audits of I-9 documentation have increased significantly during the past two years. Contrary to popular beliefs, enforcement is not centered on finding undocumented employees. Instead, federal authorities are looking for administrative errors on I-9 forms. As a result, fines and penalties often cost companies thousands of dollars even though undocumented workers are not discovered.
Here are common administrative errors that we see that cause companies to be penalized: