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Work Site Compliance Attorney

Representing Employers Across the Treasure Coast

In the past year, Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) has begun to heavily crack down on worksite enforcement activities. Employers who are found to have undocumented workers that aren’t compliant with state and federal laws can face civil and criminal penalties that can cost thousands of dollars every time a violation occurs. In fact, in 2017, ICE issued its most expensive penalty in the agency’s history for noncompliance with hiring requirements. This penalty ended up costing one business $95 million.

What Happens During a Work Site Compliance Inspection?

When an employer hires a new worker, they are supposed to complete form I-9 for each person they will be employed to make sure the applicant is eligible to be employed in the U.S. The applicant must provide proof of their identity and eligibility in order to accept employment. Both the applicant and employer have to complete and sign the designated sections on the Form I-9.

During a compliance inspection, employers are asked to show not only original Form I-9s, but payroll records, tax records, and other employee records as well. However, producing these documents can be difficult for companies that have high turnover rates, such as construction, agriculture, lawn service, food service, and hospitality industries.

Special Agents from ICE will work with a forensic auditor to review the Form I-9s for substantive deficiencies and inconsistencies. Not only do violations cost the employer money, but they can also force the employer to have to fire employees who are ineligible for employment. This can be devastating to the employer’s bottom line and can weaken the ability of the business to meet its service or production demands.

Fines & Penalties

If an employer fails to immediately fire an ineligible employee, they can be subject to civil and criminal consequences. Noncompliance fines are based on different factors, such as the number of ineligible employees and number of violations. In some cases, the government can pursue criminal charges against a noncompliant employer.

Talk to Our Treasure Coast Immigration Lawyer Today

Because workplace compliance visits are now being heavily enforced by ICE, it is important that you and your employer have the proper documentation and paperwork in order. If you don’t, you can face termination and deportation if ICE conducts a worksite enforcement visit where you work.

At The Gaston Law Firm, P.A. we are committed to helping families work towards their American Dream. Our lawyer has decades of experience when it comes to handling immigration law cases. We can assess your situation and advise what course of action is suitable for you.

Call (888) 388-6859, or contact our team and Treasure Coast immigration attorney to schedule your case consultation.

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