Help! I Received an NOI
I have an NOI — What do I do?
Upon receipt of your NOI, start by making copies and taking an inventory of any documents to be turned over to the government. The NOI will generally include an additional request for supporting documentation, such as a copy of the payroll, list of current employees, Articles of Incorporation, and business licenses, and even Social Security no-match letters. Having an experienced team such as Form I-9 Auditing, LLC on your side can be invaluable helping you navigate this process. Not only can we help you organize and collect your data, we can even provide an initial I-9 review before you produce the records.
The best practice is clearly to have us review your I-9 Forms before you receive an NOI, however it has still proven to be beneficial for our clients that have been served with NOI.
The administrative inspection or audit process begins with the service of a Notice of Inspection (NOI) by an ICE agent (generally in person), which forces the employer to produce all requested Forms I-9. The goal of these Form I-9 inspections by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is to determine whether or not an employer is employing individuals that are not authorized to work in the U.S. Usually, the I-9 Forms of all active employees and all terminated employees that have worked for the employers within the last three (3) years are requested by ICE and the employer only has three (3) days to produce the records for ICE.
Once in ICE’s possession, a Forensic Auditor for compliance inspects the Form I-9s. When technical or procedural violations are found, an employer is given ten (10) business days to make corrections, however, companies are not provided with an opportunity to correct substantive violations. Substantive violations include missing document numbers and signatures and are generally considered more serious.
Contact us now, so that we can help protect you and your business.
We can help:
• Review I-9 Forms
• Identify any missing I-9s
• Correct errors where legally allowable
• Decrease your exposure
• Work with ICE auditors on your behalf
• Implement a Form I-9 compliance Plan
• Install electronic I-9 and E-Verify software