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Employment Eligibility Compliance Services
Avoid costly government audits by utilizing VISANOW’s comprehensive compliance services which help employers organize their I-9s, create efficient I-9 processes, and mitigate non-compliance risks such as fines, arrests, workforce disruption, and negative publicity from intensifying government enforcement efforts.
What It Entails, Why You Should Care, and What to Do
The U.S. government has intensified its enforcement of I-9 compliance. While the laws governing Form I-9 are not new, they are now being more strictly enforced by the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) in conducting premeditated and undisclosed compliance audits.
Non-compliance ramifications can be severe. Penalties and sanctions range from hefty monetary fines, debarment from bidding on government contracts, and participating in immigration programs, to administrative or criminal arrests, and asset forfeiture.
Form I-9 Compliance
Form I-9 must be used by every employer to verify the identity and work authorization of all employees according to the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. All individuals hired after November 6, 1986 must have an individual Form I-9 completed within three business days of their start date. Employers are responsible for completing, storing, and re-verifying Form I-9s.
All U.S. citizens need to complete one Form I-9 at the beginning of employment with your company. Additionally, foreign nationals may require multiple I-9 forms for re-verification each time a new visa is acquired or renewed.
How to work toward I-9 compliance:
- Know the Form I-9 regulations
- Develop an I-9 compliance process and train stakeholders to implement it
- Consider online Form I-9 storage to increase accessibility
- Conduct regular internal audits to identify and correct any non-compliance issues
Online I-9 Preparation, Storage and E-Verification
Maintaining I-9 forms online simplifies administrative tasks, especially for organizations with multiple locations. It also streamlines internal audits to verify compliance.
Using VISANOW’s patented online platform, our I-9 compliance service allows you to prepare, store, search, and retrieve I-9 forms online – you can even run analytical or status reports. VISANOW is one of only a handful of Federally approved E-Verify designated web services agents that enable validation of I-9s against the E-Verify database as often as you choose. Coupled with unlimited legal advice, VISANOW’s services can not be topped by traditional law firms.
If you have been using paper forms, transitioning to online storage is easy – you can either enter your current I-9 form information yourself or VISANOW can handle the transition for you.
The many benefits of VISANOW’s online I-9 system include:
- Increased I-9 accessibility with centralized online storage
- Simplified initial I-9 creation and re-verification from any location(s)
- Unlimited I-9 legal advice at no extra charge
- Streamlined internal audits
- Simplified E-Verify validation (if applicable/desired)
The Most Complete Employment Eligibility Services
VISANOW provides comprehensive employment eligibility services that help you maintain compliance with U.S. standards, save time and money, and manage the entire process with minimal headaches. We can help you with eligibility issues, including:
- Internal Compliance Audits
- Mergers & Acquisitions Compliance Assessment
- Employment Eligibility Compliance Process Development & Training
- Legal Representation
- I-9 Management
Why Choose VISANOW as Your Immigration Partner?
“Do it faster, better, and for less money!” If that mantra sounds familiar, VISANOW is the employment eligibility partner for you.
In today’s demanding and rapidly changing business environment, choosing partners who solve today’s challenges with innovative solutions is critical. VISANOW and our patented technology do the heavy lifting, so you can focus on your core responsibilities, with crucial visibility throughout the process.