I-9 and Employer Compliance

At Siskind Susser, we provide employers with a variety of services in I-9 compliance.

I-9 Compliance Audits – We are available to audit your company’s I-9 forms. Did you know that over 50% of most companies’ I-9 forms have errors? The audits can be conducted in several ways – (1) we review all of your company’s I-9 forms and draft a spreadsheet setting forth the errors; (2) we review a sample of your I-9 forms to determine the types of errors being made and draft a spreadsheet setting forth the errors; and (3) we assist your company in conducting a self-audit of your I-9 forms. In each case, we direct you on the correct way to make the corrections. (You can actually do further damage to the I-9 forms with errors by correcting them wrong.) While conducting an audit of your I-9 forms, we determine whether your company has an existing I-9 Verification policy. If not, we draft one to meet your company’s needs. If there already is one in existence, we review it to determine if it is up-to-date and covers the necessary areas of compliance.

Training Seminars/Webinars – We are available for training your staff on I-9 compliance and/or E-Verify either in-person or through a webinar.

I-9 Compliance Certifications – We are available to provide a certification that your company is in I-9 compliance, after conducting an I-9 audit, if a company that you do business with requires such a certification.

ICE Inspection/Audit Defense – If Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) serves your company with a subpoena and/or a Notice of Inspection (NOI), we are there to defend you in response to the subpoena. We represent employers from all over the United States who are the unlucky recipients of an ICE subpoena.

If your company receives a Notice of Intent to Fine (NIF), we will represent you in negotiating with ICE on a lower fine amount and/or litigating the matter before OCAHO.

Our I-9 compliance attorneys are authors in this field. Greg Siskind authored The Employer’s Immigration Compliance Desk Reference. Bruce Buchanan authors the I-9 E-Verify Immigration Compliance Blog, is a regular contributor to The I-9 and E-Verify Blog, and is the editor and frequent author for the Tennessee Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section Newsletter.