Ice Miller counsels clients regarding I-9 employment verification obligations, Social Security mis-match issues and E-Verify (voluntary and mandatory).
We routinely provide training and auditing and assist clients in bringing their files into full compliance, as well as counsel during audits with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Labor.
We offer full service with respect to Form I-9 Compliance. Specifically, the team regularly conducts "friendly" audits of client's I-9 files, counsels and trains clients on the importance of training only a select few employees on daily I-9 tasks, proper storage and retention of I-9 files, thorough, timely and proper completion of the Form I-9, reverification requirements, proper correction of errors and omissions and Social Security mis-match issues. We also work regularly with other members of the Firm when Form I-9 compliance issues arise in connection with other government audits, inquiries and corporate transactions.
The immigration practice offers full support to clients in the area of E-Verify including whether use of this tool is required or suggested depending on the nature of the client's business and industry. We also work through "tentative nonconfirmation" issues that may arise for clients during use of E-Verify and other similar procedural matters. E-Verify has been controversial at the state and national level and we continue to closely monitor the E-Verify system. In addition, we stand ready to assist clients through auditing that may arise as contemplated in E-Verify's Memorandum of Understanding, as well as inquiries that may arise from E-Verify's Monitoring and Compliance Unit requesting on-site and telephonic meetings.