by Casey M. Nolan, Esq.
You may have noticed a slight chill in the air recently. For the second time this year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has notified 1,000 employers that it plans to inspect their Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification records.
The Notices of Intent to Audit (NOI) that were issued on June 15, 2011, bring the total number of companies audited by ICE to more than 2,300 for this fiscal year. That already surpasses last year’s record of 2,196.
According to a statement issued by ICE, the employers affected by this most recent round of audits were selected primarily based on tips and leads, although the agency says it remains focused on companies that provide critical infrastructure services, including the construction, agriculture, water treatment, health care and transportation industries.
Whether your company has received a NOI or you have been lucky enough to avoid one until now, ...(register to read more)