U.S. Employer Compliance, Coroporate Immigration Law, U.S.A. Work Permit

Since U.S. employers must verify the employment eligibility and identity of all employees hired to work in the United States, employers are required to complete the Employment Eligibility Verification forms (Forms I-9) for all employees, including U.S. citizens. Failure to comply can lead a U.S. employer to civil and criminal penalties for knowingly hiring or continuing to employ unauthorized workers. With increasing immigration enforcement by the federal and state governments, the best way to ensure compliance with state and federal governments is to accurately complete the I-9 forms.

William Velie, Attorney at Law, PLLC provides comprehensive services to assist clients with Form I-9 compliance, record keeping, and verification requirements. Clients benefit from our expertise in all matters related to verification and anti-discrimination regulations that govern the hire and retention of employees. William Velie, Attorney at Law, PLLC provides internal audits and guidance to support our clients’ efforts in avoiding federal employer sanctions for Form I-9, Social Security, and other employment-related violations.

William Velie, Attorney at Law, PLLC I-9 compliance services includes:

Phase I

• Internal Audit of Form I-9, Employer Eligibility Verification form;

• Development and implementation of corporate strategies for verification and record-keeping;

Phase II

• Counsel and solutions for successfully avoiding employer sanctions for verification, anti-discrimination, and record-keeping violations;

• Counsel and guidance for clients in distinguishing employees from independent contractors;

• Counsel and strategy development for employers in receipt of Social Security No-Match letters;

• Training and education of staff and corporate leadership regarding state and

• Federal legal and regulatory requirements.


The list below are recommended links with detailed information on Form I-9

procedures provided by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and

Immigration Services, and Social Security Administration.

• Form M-584, I Am an Employer… How Do I… Complete Form I-9,Employment Verification?

• About Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

• Handbook for Employers, M-274, revised July 31, 2009

• DHS Delays Effective Date of Form I-9 until April 3, 2009

• General Information About the Form I-9

• No Match Letters Process

• No Match Letters Q&A

• I-9 Document Review 

William Velie, Attorney at Law, PLLC is not responsible for the content of the articles. Changes in immigration laws and policies occur frequently and the articles may not be immediately updated. Please be advised that interpretation of general information should not take the place of legal advice provided by an experienced immigration lawyer familiar with the specifics of your case.