Client Saves Minimum of $28,270 in Compliance Fines by Streamlining Employment Eligibility Verification Process.
We began working with a large national transportation and supply chain logistics organization located in southeast Minnesota in 2012. At the beginning of the relationship, we identified various HR-related compliance considerations in need of continuous improvement.
The decision was made to implement a compliance strategy focused on the employment eligibility verification process. Specifically, we focused on a Form I-9 audit within one division of their business.
Throughout the endeavor, we discovered process improvement opportunities and instituted the following solutions:
- Implemented a customized education program and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) training for individuals responsible for the administration and completion of the Form I-9.
- Conducted a comprehensive two-step compliance audit of the Form I-9s.
- Established a storage & retention process for active and terminated employee Form I-9s.
- Implemented changes to the onboarding/orientation process allowing for Form I-9 timely and accurate completion.
Due to our focused strategic plan and implementation of these solutions, we were able to regain current compliance with the employment eligibility verification mandates, as well as prepare for ongoing compliance measures.
This collaborative partnership saved our client between $28,270 to $282,700 in potential fines – depending on the range allowed for associated civil violation fines.