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Fixing mistakes in your I-9 forms? How to do it legally

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Many of the I-9 forms in your files are just screaming for attention. They’re incomplete, incorrect, or sometimes just plain illegible. Either way, they represent a potential liability for the unprepared employer who gets a visit from an I-9 auditor.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently released guidance on how to properly conduct an internal I-9 audit. Here are the tips:

Multiple errors

Some I-9s have minor cuts and bruises (missing a DOB, etc.), whereas ­others are in really bad shape (invalid documents, information in the wrong spaces, etc.) These I-9s may be beyond repair, requiring the drastic step of completing a new I-9.

Is there another option? Apparently, yes. The government is now recommending a slightly different process that involves redoing only those sections containing errors on a new Form I-9 and then attaching it to the original form.

Wrong version of the form

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