DHS Launches New I-9 Compliance Incentives, Audits

Law360, New York (November 23, 2009, 5:34 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is trying to persuade more employers to pay attention to workers' legal statuses with two separate initiatives that reward employers that use E-Verify to check hires' eligibility and crack down on companies that have fallen out of compliance.

DHS announced Thursday that it would be launching the “I E-Verify” program to recognize the approximately 170,000 businesses that had adopted DHS' E-Verify system to verify new hires' employment eligibility, in hopes of giving those employers a boost with immigration-conscious customers....
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