Dawn M. Lurie, Shareholder – May 1, 2015 – Employers are required by law to verify an employee's identity and authorization to work in the United States by completing a Form I-9. This responsibility should be taken seriously as companies can face fines for paperwork errors and technical violations on the form, regardless of whether or not the workforce includes unauthorized workers. Despite the Obama administration's political push for legislative changes to immigration law, enforcement efforts continue quietly against employers.
In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Dawn Lurie explores the issue of I9 audits and government inspections. Dawn brings 25 years of immigration experience and has successfully defended companies involved in notable high stakes, high profile government Form I-9 and E-Verify related investigations.