The I-9 is a critical – and required – part of onboarding that many organizations treat too casually. Did you know that 76% of I-9s contain at least one error and the average penalty per form is $1,862? An organization with 1000 employees is likely facing a fine of $1.86 million for having just one error on each form!
Just why is this one form so important? I-9 worksite enforcement is a top priority for the government, with on-site inspections on the rise 400%-500% over years past. In 2018 alone, the government initiated over 5,200 I-9 inspections, up from 1,360 the entire previous fiscal year. If you think you’re immune to a government audit, think again. Companies across all industries are being targeted, including retail, manufacturing, and remote and multi-location workforces.