E-Verify-I-9 Compliance

The E-Verify program authorizes employers to check the employment eligibility of their workers once they are hired. One day the E-Verify program could become mandatory. Our attorneys work with employers and esteemed Employment Law attorneys to put E-Verify programs in place that will protect them from exposure to liability. Employers are required to verify employment eligibility for any potential hire and complete an I-9 Form once an employee is hired. This form is confidential and provides the employer with information regarding the background and work authorization of the employee. I-9 compliance is essential for any business as trivial mistakes could cost the company a fortune in harsh penalties. Failure to comply may result in civil and/or criminal penalties as the chart below indicates. The Attorneys of Acosta & Fraga Law, PLLC can help your company be in compliance with all of your I-9 employee files. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has set out the below chart for calculating penalties and may be found at www.uscis.gov
At Acosta & Fraga Law, PLLC, our immigration lawyers work with employers and esteemed employment law attorneys to put E-Verify programs in place that will protect businesses from exposure to liability. To see how our dedicated team can help your company be in compliance with all of your I-9 employee files, contact us today.
With offices in West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie, we have assisted clients from across Boynton Beach, Treasure Coast, Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding communities. 

Civil Violations

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Hiring or continuing to employ a person, or recruiting or referring for a fee, knowing that the person is not authorized to work in the United State.

1st Offense   (Min-Max)  $375 - $3,200

2nd Offense (Min-Max)  $3,200 - $6,500

3rd Offense (Min-Max)  $4,300 - $16,000

Failing to comply with Form I-9 requirements

1st Offense (Min-Max) $110 - $1,100 for each form

2nd Offense (Min-Max) $110 - $1,100 for each form 

3rd Offense (Min-Max) $110 - $1,100 for each form

Committing or participating in document fraud

1st Offense (MIN-Max) $375 - $3,200 for each worker

2nd Offense (MIN-Max) $3,200 - $6,500 for each worker

3rd Offense (MIN-Max) $3,200 - $6,500 for each worker

Committing document abuse

1st Offense (MIN-Max) - $110 - $1,100 per violation

2nd Offense (MIN-Max) - $110 - $1,100 per violation 

3rd Offense (MIN-Max) - $110 - $1,100 per violation  

Unlawful discrimination against an employment-authorized individual in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee

1st Offense (Min-Max) $375- $3,200 per violation

2nd Offense (Min-Max) $3,200- $6,500 per violation

3rd Offense (Min-Max) $4.300- $16,000 per violation 

Asking an employee for money guaranteeing that the employee is authorized to work in the United States, also called an indemnity bond.

Pay $1,100 for each bond the employee paid to the employer. 

Refund the employee the full amount of the bond. If the employee cannot be found, this refund will go to the U.S. Treasury.