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Signing Section 2 of I-9 Forms Can Get You in Trouble!



You believe your I-9s are in good order, you are confident that you are not employing unauthorized individuals and are not concerned about ICE audits because you are doing everything by-the-book. Or so you thought!


On Jan. 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) in U.S. v. Employer Solutions Staffing Group II, LLC, upheld ICE’s finding and proposed assessment of $227,251.75 in fines for making a false attestation on Section 2 of the I-9 form. For a more detailed discussion of this issue click here for our Labor and Employment Alert.

Mariana Richmond

Mariana Richmond is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department in the Indianapolis, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and heads the Immigration and Global Mobility Services Practice Group. Ms. Richmond assists multinational corporations with the transfer and hiring of foreign nationals for their operations in the United States on a temporary or permanent basis. She advises in-house counsel and human resources administrators who need guidance on immigration matters related to the employment of foreign nationals in the United States.

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