The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that companies are becoming more concerned about their I-9 and document review processes in light of increasing audits by ICE. As a result, many businesses are contacting their immigration counsel for advice or to request an external audit. Many immigration law firms will conduct I-9 audits and assist in developing proper employer-wide I-9 protocols going forward, including the use of electronic I-9 software.
Before contacting counsel, employers should review their own internal procedures and decide if a formal review is necessary. Tracker Corp maintains a library of useful I-9 and E-Verify resources to get you started, including PowerPoint training slides, best practices, and a sample compliance program. These items can be downloaded or requested here.