The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce strives to keep our member businesses informed on the best practices for employee eligibility verification required by the Department of Homeland Security.

An I-9 Form is the Employment Verification Form required by the Department of Homeland Security (DHC) to verify an employee’s identity and an employee’s eligibility to work. All employees must complete this form and provide valid original identifications. President Obama’s focal points for immigration reform have enhanced the 19 enforcement efforts. The President stated the (DHS) and the (DOL) are working to fine employers who are exploiting illegal workers. If audited, fines range from $110 for one single, minor or technical violation or up tp $3200 per violation for serious fisrt offenses. A third offense can be a fine of up to $16,000, per offense.

Check your employee records now to make sure they are up to date. I-9 Forms must be filled out and kept under lock and key.

For more information contact: Sheldon Prenovitz of Administrative Business Resources,

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