I-9 Audit Update (January 2022)
For many years, Form I-9 fines and penalties were rather minuscule (all things considered), with employers typically being charged anywhere from $110 to $1,100 per form for I-9 infractions.
Nowadays, the fine amounts can be quite eye-popping, thanks to a rule that increases monetary penalties across the board on an annual basis to account for inflation.
How bad can the fines get? Most I-9 fines are kept private, but occasionally we learn about a few investigations when an employer decides to litigate. Check out my video below for a quick update on three I-9 penalty cases under review by the court as well as a few best practices.
Special thanks to attorney Bruce Buchanan whose recent blog inspired this video.