The I-9 regulations that the federal government uses to verify that companies are only hiring employees eligible to work in the United States are sometimes difficult to navigate. There are also serious repercussions for businesses that violate the regulations.

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According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has accepted a $34 million settlement from Infosys Ltd. (an information technology services firm). The company offered the record amount to settle a probe into its I-9 records.

Infosys Has Been Quick To Point Out That There Was No Visa Fraud Involved

The investigation into Infosys’ records revealed that at least 80 percent of their I-9 forms from the past two years contain violations. There have been no allegations of visa fraud, and no criminal charges have been filed against the company. The settlement also will not affect the company’s access to U.S. visa programs in the future. In short, the $34 million settlement was a result of paperwork errors alone, which shows just how costly a mistake can be.

Other companies should take note and hire an experienced I-9 attorney so that they won’t have to worry about a probe. At O’Brien Law Group, we have more than 14 years of experience working with companies to maintain I-9 compliance. We offer a variety of services that can help you stay compliant during this time of changing immigration policies. To schedule a consultation, Call Us At 502-400-7890 Today!

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Released A List Of Allegations That Infosys Faced

The list of Infosys’ infractions is a long one, and it includes the failure to maintain I-9 records as required by law. What many companies fail to realize is that documenting new employees is not where compliance ends; it’s where it starts. The law requires businesses to periodically re-verify and update the employment status of their foreign-national employees. The U.S. government says that they are pleased with Infosys’ new compliance practices.

At O’Brien Law Group, we are dedicated to providing Lexington-based companies with all the tools they need to stay I-9 compliant. We can help in a variety of ways, including performing audits of I-9 procedures and conducting training seminars. To discuss how we can help you, Call Us At 502-400-7890 Today!.

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