Our Immigration Team Helping You Achieve the American Dream

I-9 Audit Attorney in Hollywood, FL

Protecting Employers' Rights During I-9 Audits

The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 is a law that stipulates all U.S. employers must verify their employee’s identities and employment eligibility upon hiring. Because of IRCA, there are criminal and civil sanctions for employment-related violations. Also, The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are targeting employers who hire those who do not have authorization to work in the United States.

Determining whether an employee remains authorized to work in the U.S. can be extraordinarily complicated. An annual compliance review by a competent immigration attorney near you is a very cost-effective way to avoid expensive consequences.


If ICE is conducting an I-9 audit on your business, contact Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A. online or call (888) 340-8424 for an appointment. Se habla Español. Nou pale Kreyol.


Legal Counsel During an Active I-9 Audit

If your company becomes the subject of an I-9 Audit by ICE, hopefully you have been conducting annual I-9 compliance checks. Both the Obama and Trump Administrations have aggressively increased the number of active I-9 compliance audits, and there is every reason to expect this trend will continue under future administrations. Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A. is prepared to represent your company during an active audit in order to protect your rights, but also to ensure ICE of your good faith efforts to remain compliant in the future.

I-9 Violations

Common I-9 violations when it comes to the form itself and the audit process:

  • Not verifying the identity and employment authorization of employees hired after November 6, 1986.
  • Failing to notify the Department of Homeland Security of an employment authorization verification result of "Final Nonconfirmation (FNC) on an employee's employment eligibility.
  • Not completing and retaining I-9s for each employee who is required to have it.
  • Requesting different documents than what is specifically required by the Form I-9 instructions.
  • Employers are notified of an I-9 inspection 3 days before it is conducted. If an employer delays the audit or refuses to comply, it is a violation of the law.

Negotiating Post-Audit Penalties and Fines

Those who are found to be non-compliant with IRCA regulations will be burdened with heavy fines, forfeiture of company assets, and possible incarceration. If ICE decides your company knowingly hired or continued to employ unauthorized workers you may be fined and subject to criminal prosecution. Monetary penalties range from $110 to $16,000 for each violation, and can add up very quickly. The experienced attorneys at Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A. can negotiate on your behalf to drastically reduce or eliminate these penalties.


Need help with an I-9 audit? Contact Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A. at (888) 340-8424 to discuss your situation with our attorneys. We speak Spanish and Creole.

Client Testimonials

  • We felt it right away that he was the right person to handle our case.

    “My husband and I met Callan like a year ago, we had seen so many lawyers and we were not sure what to do, we didn't feel like any of those lawyers can help us, but meeting Callan was different, we felt it right away that he was the right person to handle our case. He always answered our questions, always explained every detail to us and the most important thing is that he was HONEST, we are so happy with our results. After almost 13 years my husband finally is a resident and we are forever grateful to him and his staff.”

    Yesica

  • I can gladly say today that I'm a US citizen.

    “Thank you so much to Mr. Andonis and his team... they truly put a great effort in helping me with my case and finally I can gladly say today that I'm a US citizen. Keep up the good work”

    Pablo T.

  • A man with good heart.

    “Thank you for your comment with all your understanding and support. It is very important to understand feelings of clients, not only to solve their problems as a lawyer but as a man with good heart. Even if I posted question with different title, and not about immigration case, you still gave me advise.”

    Former Client

  • The whole team is amazing!

    “The whole team is amazing! They will communicate with you and give all the information you need to feel confident that all is going in the right direction. Javier Taveras is a skilled and professional lawyer: You can tell by the way he answers your questions and explains your case…”

    Augusto G.

  • Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez -Rua law team is very helpful, professional, and provide the highest level of legal expertise.

    “Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez -Rua law team is very helpful, professional, and provide the highest level of legal expertise. You won’t find a better legal team. They make the legal process simple and are very responsive to your concerns. I would definitely recommend them and will use their services in the future!”

    M.E.

  • Top Three Rated
  • Three Best Rated
  • Expertise
Helping You Achieve Your Immigration Goals The Legal Experience & Insight You Deserve

At Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A., we have more than 50 years of combined legal experience to our name. Our team is comprised of legal professionals who draw on unique backgrounds – including former experience as an immigration prosecutor, immigration judge, and Managing Attorney of the CLS. We have prevailed in some of the toughest immigration matters due to our creativity, patience, and genuine compassion. We are truly invested in the success of your case.

About Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A.

Why Choose Us?

  • Former Judge & Prosecutor on Your Side

    Mr. Miranda is among a premier group of immigration attorneys with experience as a former immigration prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge.

  • Full-Service Immigration Law Firm

    We have extensive experience handling all types of immigration matters and can successfully represent you before various federal immigration agencies.

  • Over 50 Years of Combined Experience

    The team at Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A. has more than 50 years of combined legal experience. We have the knowledge and ability to handle all types of immigration matters.

  • Serving Clients Throughout South Florida

    We have offices in Hollywood and Miami, Florida. No matter what your case involves, we can help guide your steps anywhere in the South Florida region.