Washington, D.C. Immigration Compliance Attorney
In recent years, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor (DOL) have significantly increased efforts at work site enforcement. This stepped-up campaign to ensure greater compliance includes audits of I-9s and surprise H1b site inspections.
A Close Eye On Foreign Worker Employment
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employers to comply with Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Compliance is not easy by any means. An important task at Bhagat & Associates is guiding clients through the maze of federal laws and regulations. The consequences of noncompliance are severe, as I-9 compliance has become a primary area of focus.
Your business can’t be expected to know the fine details of I-9 compliance. For example, when is it permissible to require documentation from employees? Or exactly when does an employer have “constructive knowledge” of a worker’s status? Bhagat & Associates knows these fine points so you don’t have to.
At Bhagat & Associates, we help companies minimize the cost of being found in noncompliance.
Skillful Northern Virginia I-9 Compliance Lawyers
Companies that knowingly hire undocumented foreign workers risk being discovered, which usually carries a high cost. Owners and managers may face criminal or civil penalties for noncompliance.
Bhagat & Associates is a Washington, D.C., leader in assisting businesses with complying with Form I-9 and H1b site inspections. With our help, businesses can be confident of compliance with all relevant immigration laws — and as a result, there is less interference from the federal government.
Our attorney also assists with informing employers about participating in E-Verify and with responding to letters from the Social Security Administration when workers’ W-2 information does not match federal records.
Does your business face I-9 compliance problems? Call a Washington, D.C. immigration compliance lawyer at Bhagat & Associates at 703-574-2815.