Beware Beware Beware Business Owners. The Penalties are huge financially and could land you in Jail!!!. Are your I-9’s in order? My guess is probably not. Even if you are a meticulous book keeper, probably not…and will you be willing to bet $400k and possibly years of your life in jail that they are in order? Think about that for 2012 and consider hiring someone like my dear friend and colleague Mira Mdivani (who is the I-9 guru) to audit your I-9’s and business practices before ICE comes knocking at your door. She is truly the best and if I ever have employees you can bet I will be asking her to make sure I am in compliance.