Job hunters think the worst part of getting hired for a new job is getting through the interview process.
But for employers, with massive increases in the number of audits, the most worrying part comes after they’ve already decided on a new hire: I-9 compliance.
The government has shifted its focus from deporting illegal immigrants to penalizing employers who have not been diligent during the hiring process.
The federal government’s famous Form I-9, which helps establish a new employee’s work authorization eligibility, is the primary target of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.). In fact, ICE audits more than quadrupled over the last three years. Unknowing employers can face fines of up to $1,100 per incorrect I-9, even jail time.
There are 185 possible error points on an I-9 form; some studies indicate that more than 65% of all manually completed paper I-9s contain errors. Complicating matters, I.C.E. can go back 3 years on audits – while employers only get 3 days to produce records when I.C.E. comes knocking on their door.
Rodney Walker, owner of 40 Taco Bell restaurants in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, knows this. “From managing social security errors, to completing I-9s, to ensuring employee handbooks have been read and signed, compliance issues can be a real nightmare. Before JobApp, this was all managed manually with paper.”
Employers who use JobApp Network’s automated hiring system, however, speed through the compliance process in onboarding new hires. Its automated, integrated I-9 and E-Verify feature, with 150 built-in compliance rules developed in partnership with a former I.C.E. agent and current immigration lawyer, dramatically reduces mistakes.
Wendy’s franchisee Sinkula Investments HR Director, Scott McGarvey, SPHR, says JobApp’s I-9 feature sold him. “In my experience, managers are generally not well enough informed about the I-9 and JobApp eliminates considerable risk,” said McGarvey.
About JobApp Network The Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based company provides a unique subscription-based, automated phone and web-based solution for employers. JobApp uses patented services to source, screen and score future employees, streamlining the hiring process, improving the quality of hire and reducing turnover. JobApp’s integrated talent acquisition and services platform includes background checks, tax credit screening and processing, electronic I-9 and W-4 management, and Onboarding under one roof. To learn more about JobAppNetwork please contact: 1-866-JOBAPP6 or visit us on the web at http://www.jobappnetwork.com