All U.S. employers are legally required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all their new hires. Yet more and more companies are faced with fraud, poor verification and record keeping procedures which can result in compliance violations ranging from prison sentences, forfeiture of assets and/or civil fines. For example, in 2010 a large employer received fines totaling over $1,000,000, the result of a 2008 Form I-9 inspection by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The fines stemmed from numerous deficiencies in the company’s I-9 verification system.
Edge’s i9Edge™ system provides all the features your company needs to maintain a compliant, paperless and streamlined I-9 process. Utilizing a system like i9Edge™ can make the I-9 process simple and fast. It also aids in reducing the time spent completing paper I-9 forms by automating the process. The system also gives the user the option of connecting directly to E-Verify for instant verification of the employee’s employment eligibility. Or, they may choose to use i9Edge™ solely, as a paperless I-9 management system. i9Edge™ is accessible through Edge’s premier online tool, WebScreenSM, which can be used as a standalone product or integrated with any Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).