I-9 Audits

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency conducts audits of employer I-9 records.  These audits do NOT exclude employers who do not employ foreign workers.  In fact, any employer can be subject to an audit.  The purpose of the audit is to ensure that the employer is maintaining hiring records compliant with federal immigration law.  Employers receive a Notice of Inspection informing of the intent to conduct an audit.  Usually, they receive three (3) days notice.

  • Employers can prepare for ICE audits by conducting an internal audit of their I-9 records to help ensure they are accurate, complete and up-to-date.
  • A company should designate a primary and alternate person to handle an internal I-9 audit.

If you receive a notice, encourage you to contact us.