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Lewis & Kappes Helps your Company Stay Compliant with I-9 Regulations
In 1986, Congress enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act ("IRCA") in order to curb unauthorized employment. Thus, when companies hire new employees, the federal government requires that you verify their eligibility to work in the U.S. through what is commonly known as the I-9 compliance form. When companies do not follow proper employer compliance processes, they can face costly and sometimes severe civil and criminal penalties.
Corporate I-9 Compliance Policies
At Lewis & Kappes, our immigration team can help employers remain in compliance by developing internal policies so company representatives know how to deal with independent contractors, social security "no match" letters, immigration audits, and how to properly complete Form I-9. With our assistance, company's can prevent severe fines and help safeguard the status of your immigrant and non-immigrant employees.
Preventative Audits & Training Seminars
Our immigration team has been providing corporate compliance services to businesses for more many years. We conduct periodic, internal audits to evaluate if businesses are completing the I-9s correctly. These audits are a preventative measure that will aid businesses in the event of an audit by the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"). It is well known that DHS has stepped up enforcement of I-9 investigations and your business may be next.
Protect Your Business - Contact Lewis & Kappes Today
Please contact us at (317) 639-1210 to discuss I-9 compliance or other immigration law issues with one of our members of the immigration team. You may also send us an e-mail.