"All employees, temporary or permanent, must submit an I-9 form; but it is the responsibility of the company to ensure that it is correct and can be found when audited."
-Brian Elfrink, Equifax Workforce Solutions


Hiring temporary workers during peak seasons is the only way many businesses can increase their headcount without breaking the budget.  Tourism, hospitality, construction, farming and real estate development are just a few of the industries that often look to foreign workers, who may have temporary work visas, to fill these jobs.

All employees, temporary or permanent, must submit an I-9 form; but it is the responsibility of the company to ensure that it is correct and can be found when audited. With the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations audits expected to triple this year, companies are leaving themselves wide open to potentially devastating penalties. HR leaders need to proactively manage their risk and avoid missteps and fines by tightening up their documentation processes and controls.

Brian Elfrink, Director of Compliance at Equifax Workforce Solutions, a leading provider of automated I-9 management services, will lead a dynamic discussion on how to evaluate Form I-9 process creation and adherence, and what you need to know before ICE comes knocking on your door.

Key takeaways:

  • The I-9 compliance challenges HR faces with temporary labor.
  • Why mandated E-Verify would affect HR departments most.
  • How to avoid penalties and fines related to Form I-9 non-compliance.

Recorded on June 7th, 2017


About the Speaker, Brian Elfrink

As Director of I-9 Product Management at Equifax Workforce Solutions, Brian Elfrink oversees new product initiatives and legislative analysis for all areas of Form I-9. Brian is also responsible for analyzing and tracking new requirements related to identity and employment authorization and immigration reform, as it pertains to market and client needs.