Companies throughout Florida continue to contact Consultstu LLC to conduct a third-party immigration audit to meet the mandates of being a supplier of equipment or construction services to Publix Super Markets, Inc. Publix expects all of its Suppliers to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including the rules under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (the law that created the mandate for obtaining an I-9 Form for all new hires). Use our well-refined process to complete your needed Annual Immigration Law Certification and stay in compliance with your Publix Supplier Agreement.
What is involved in an independent third party immigration audit? There are four requirements: (1) a qualified third-party auditor must have documented experience and knowledge of immigration policy, including how to properly complete the I9 Form and the E-Verify checks; (2) review of a company’s immigration policies (including employment posters, handbook policies, and the process to view work authorization documents; (3) reviewing all, or a statistically significant number (for large companies), I9 forms and receiving feedback about mistakes and errors; and (4) check retention practices associated with I9 forms for former employees (does it meet federal requirements).
How long does it take? Once we have a signed engagement, our independent third-party audit can be completed in five to seven business days. When we start, we provide you with a specific list of documents to have available for our review. Once complete, you receive our signed Immigration Law Certification form.
Are there penalties for incomplete or missing I9 Forms? Obtaining an I9 Form is required by federal law. Another benefit of a third party immigration audit is to identify any missing or incomplete I9 forms, or improper company policies. Errors can be corrected and that can potentially save your company thousands of dollars. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) monetary penalties for “knowingly hire and continuing to employ” violations range from $375 to $20,130 per violation. Failure to have a properly completed I9 form ranges from $110 to $2,292 per violation. If your company is selected for an ICE I9 form review, you will receive a Notice of Inspection letter and have three (3) days to present your I9 Forms to the designated ICE Auditor.
Call us today to discuss our third party immigration review and audit services.