Scott Bettridge, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Immigration practice, discussed with Law360 performing an internal audit of your company to prepare for immigration enforcement. The worksite enforcements conducted at nearly 100 7-Eleven locations across the country earlier this month resulted in federal immigration officials arresting almost two dozen employees for being illegally present in the United States and conducting audits and interviews with store workers — and GCs may be left wondering how to prepare in case their companies are targeted in the same way. GCs can prepare their companies and employees by performing an internal audit of their I-9 forms to ensure ongoing compliance with the employer sanctions provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, said Scott. Employers can either review all I-9 forms or a sample selected on neutral and nondiscriminatory criteria.
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