Publix Vendor Independent Third Party Immigration Reviews

Publix Super Markets, Inc. is celebrating its 90th Anniversary and has grown to over 1,200 stores across seven states.  If your company is trying to become a supplier of equipment or construction services with Publix, you will be expected to comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, including the regulations in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (the law that established the mandate for obtaining an I9 form for all new hires).  We have been hired by many Florida companies that need to complete a required independent Annual Immigration Law Certification in order to stay in compliance with the Publix Supplier Agreement.  We will complete your Publix required immigration/I9 review in an affordable, time-sensitive manner.

Five (5) steps to complete an independent immigration review.  Consultstu follows a proven five (5) step approach to complete these Publix immigration reviews: (1) signed engagement memo and introductory call – we quote the fee, review the steps, identify the documents needed and timelines; (2) discuss pros/cons for an onsite or remote review; (3) send us the I9 forms, payroll data, employee data, company handbook/policies, E-verify documentation (if used) and other documentation using a secure file sharing option; (4) complete the audit report and recommendations – we provide you with specific feedback and directions on how to fix any errors and mistakes noted in the audit; and (5) conclude the audit and we send you a signed Immigration Law Certification and submit it to Publix officials.  Depending on company size, we may review all your I9 forms or a statistically significant number of I9 forms (for larger companies).

How quickly can it be completed?  After signing the engagement memo, our independent third-party audit can usually be completed in five to seven business days.  Sometimes, it may take a few extra days in order to complete I9 form corrections, depending on the availability of employees.  Our latest I9 review in September, for a Florida based equipment service company, was completed in about 10 business days.

How does your company benefit from completing an immigration law review? In addition to meeting the Publix supplier requirements, a completed third party immigration audit will also identify any missing or incomplete I9 forms and clarify company immigration-related responsibilities.  Identified errors can be corrected and that can potentially save your company thousands of dollars.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) monetary penalties for technical paperwork violations range from $230 and $2,332.   Fines for “knowingly hire and continuing to employ” violations range from $573 to $4,586 for a first offense.  These fines are scheduled to increase every year.

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