No good employer wants to hire an unauthorized worker or accept false documents, but we aren't all experts in the area of counterfeited legal papers. Sometimes false documents slip past the human resources department, and the law does not require you to have the ability to spot every fake.
Summer has come and the annual influx of high school and college students seeking temporary jobs has arrived. According to a study by Snagajob, 74 percent of employers in the hospitality, food services or retail industries have, or are seeking, to hire interim help for the summer.
Failing to appropriately address mistakes on federal documents or government systems, such as E-Verify, can lead to frustrating inconveniences and severe legal consequences.
One of the largest compliance mistakes we see companies making today when hiring a remote employee is failing to physically meet with the new hire in person to complete Section 2 of the Form I-9, within the required time frame of three days after hire.
The announcement of recent high profile Form I-9 audits and a focus on immigration reform by congress has galvanized organizations across the U.S. to review their Form I-9 practices and records.