I-9 and E-Verify Compliance Services

The Bollman Firm has developed an expertise in the area of Employment Eligibility Verification and can assist businesses in all industries and of all sizes with Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance matters.

The Bollman Firm can prepare internal guidelines or policies for your company with respect to the I-9 and E-Verify employment eligibility verification process. We can conduct a Form I-9 audit for your company or your sub-contractors, provide training in I-9 procedures and fraudulent document detection, draft written I-9 and E-Verify procedures for your business, and create proper protocols and systems for your company which meets state and federal governmental compliance.

The Bollman Firm provides representation for your company in regards to a Notice of Inspection by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the Form I-9s, a discrimination investigation by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for the Department of Justice (DOJ) or an audit of the Department of Labor (DOL) for I-9 issues.

The Bollman Firm has a full staff of employees with extensive experience in handling I-9 and E-Verify compliance issues. The firm’s I-9/E-Verify team provides employment eligibility verification services unmatched by any firm on the Gulf Coast.

The Bollman Firm has handled I-9 audits, representation of I-9 inspections by ICE and investigations by the DOJ (for violations of the anti-discrimination I-9 regulations) for clients ranging in size from a dozen employees to 3500 employees. In addition to its core staff, the Bollman Firm has contract attorneys, paralegals and I-9 specialists who are available to work on large assignments.

The Bollman Firm also has experience handling I-9 audits and training for clients in numerous industries including banks, staffing and contract labor providers, shipyards, engineering firms, agricultural nurseries, construction companies, energy companies, universities, automobile dealerships, hotels, restaurants and the country's largest retailer. Our expertise in this area allows us to tailor our I-9 and E-Verify services for your company based on current trends and enforcement issues for your industry.

I-9 AUDIT SERVICES

The Bollman Firm can perform a full Form I-9 audit for any size company. We have developed a protocol for handling Form I-9 audits which allows us to provide a comprehensive evaluation of any deficiencies in your Form I-9s. We will also provide you with remedial measures to implement ensuring that your business meets all of the federal requirements in the event of an I-9 audit by ICE.

I-9 AND E-VERIFY TRAINING

An administrative law case has held that employers who do not provide Form I-9 training to employees whose job it is to complete the Form I-9, are not entitled to assert the good faith defense in the event of an I-9 audit by ICE. The Bollman Firm can provide your business with Form I-9 and/or E-Verify training. The Bollman Firm has written a comprehensive training program for I-9 and E-Verify training and it can be tailored to meet your business’s specific industry and I-9 issues. We can present this at your office or ours - call us to schedule a training session.

NEED I-9 AND E-VERIFY TRAINING?

We conduct I-9 training seminars at our Metairie office several times a year which is open to anyone. We also schedule I-9 training seminars in other cities upon request. Call or email us if you are interested in obtaining information and a registration form for our next class in Metairie or to inquire about other locations.

I-9 AND E-VERIFY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Every business should have written Form I-9 and E-Verify Policies and Procedures. Written Form I-9 and E-Verify policies are a critical factor in a company’s risk management and are a best practice for ensuring that your company can assert the good faith defense in the event of an I-9 audit by a government agency. The Bollman Firm can write I-9 and E-Verify policies for your business or we can review your current policies to make sure that they comply with all federal regulations.

PACKAGES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Do you have a small business and are unsure if your Form I-9s are compliant? Never even heard of a Form I-9? Not sure if you can afford to hire an attorney to get your business compliant? We have packages designed for the small business with flat fees that include the firm reviewing or preparing your business’s Form I-9s, training you on basic Form I-9 compliance, registering your company for E-Verify (if your company is required to participate in E-Verify) and providing you with a basic manual for I-9 and E-Verify compliance.

Good risk management requires annual I-9 audits, Form I-9 and E-Verify training and written I-9 and E-Verify policies and procedures. The cost of implementing these policies is less than the fines levied by ICE for errors on two or three Form I-9s!