CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Automotive Compliance Consultants, the only dealership-exclusive compliance experts in the auto industry, cautions dealership management to be sure all new hires – and those employed after 1986 — complete I-9 Employment Verification paperwork as required by law.
Today’s fluid workforce, compounded by immigration and homeland security compliance issues, puts heavy onus on dealers to closely monitor all employment eligibility and verification processes. This scrutiny, whether by an internal specialist or by a third-party compliance company, can help ensure that workers hired can legally be hired by your business.
“It’s a good idea too for dealership management to take another look at their personnel files, even for long-term staff, to be sure all employees have completed these verification and eligibility documents, as I-9 laws pertain to anyone hired after November 6, 1986,” notes Terry Dortch, President, Automotive Compliance Consultants, Crystal Lake.
Penalties for noncompliance can be stiff. Fines can range from as little as $250 per incident of improper I-9 forms completion to $11,000 per incident of knowingly hiring or continuing to employ unauthorized workers.
Dealers may download I-9 forms and more from the Office of Homeland Security website.
Automotive Compliance Consultants specializes in dealership compliance, providing in-dealership consultations and analysis, compliance audits, and training, and offers solutions for all compliance needs.
The company’s experts have extensive experience in the retail automotive industry and focus exclusively on dealership compliance issues. For more information, contact Terry Dortch at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.compliantnow.com.