I-9 Audits. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Fruit Grower Report.
What does it take to successfully get through an I-9 audit? Dan Fazio, Director of the new Washington Farm Labor Association has some good information for employers.
FAZIO: We’ve been working quite a bit with I-9 audits. You know that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced a real step up in the campaign and unfortunately it’s got to agriculture. Several of our members have called us up and they said that they had I-9 audits by the agency, so we’ve put together a program.
He says they have put together a program for farmers with attorney Tom Roach who has gone through several I-9 audits.
FAZIO: We call it willing an I-9 audit and what we are going to do at this webinar that explains this I-9 audit is we’re going to go through step by step what you would receive from the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement if in fact you were lucky enough to win the lottery and be selected for one of these audits. We’re going to cover things like what are the dangers of retaining multiple I-9 forms for seasonal workers and more importantly why seasonal employers should not create a new I-9 form each year for seasonal workers.
The Washington Farm Labor Association is holding two webinars next Tuesday and Thursday. For information on the webinars and more visit their website at www.wafla.org.
FAZIO: We have a long list of the common mistakes that people are making that are drawing fines from ICE and so we’ll give you a copy of an actual notice of technical corrections.
That’s today’s Fruit Grower Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.