Employers Liable for I-9 Software Vendor Faults, Failure to Comply with the Law

Working at home with laptop woman writing a blog. Female hands oAs more businesses adopt I-9 software as a means to streamline and better manage, store, and internally audit what was previously handled via paper based systems, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) cautions that employers are at risk if their selected vendor fails to meet federal regulations. SHRM reports that “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rulings hold an employer liable for the faults of the software vendor if its technology fails to comply with the law”. For a company with 200 employees, SHRM says this can cost a business upwards of $187,000, or $935 per violation.

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