My colleague, immigration law professor and practitioner Nancy Lawrence, reports that the Federal Register has published the new I-9 related penalties (see pictures below) that went into effect on February 3, 2017. As an example, the first time an employer is charged with employing someone unlawfully, the minimum fine is $548 (maximum is $4,384) per person. The minimum fine for a paperwork violation (for example, completing the I-9 improperly) is $220 per "relevant" person (maximum is $2,191).
Nancy M. Lawrence, Of-Counsel at Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, PC, Reston, VA has practiced family- and employment-based immigration law since 1978, and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School and Washington College of Law (American University). She may be reached at 703-218-2120 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timothy M. McConville leads the labor and employment group at the law firm of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. in Reston, Virginia. Mr. McConville may be reached at 703-218-2119 or email@example.com. Follow him at laborandemploymentlawcocktail.com and on Twitter @worklawguy.