HR Audits: What Triggers Them and How Can I Prepare?

Worried about #HR audits? Read our best practices to learn more about audit triggers and how you can better prepare

If you are like many HR professionals, you might have nightmares about getting audited. They can be scary if you haven’t been through one, and many people don’t even know what might trigger an HR audit in the first place. Your organization isn’t trying to game the system or intentionally do the wrong things, but sometimes mistakes are made that have unintended consequences. Even minor mistakes in procedures or execution can lead to big fines, up to $2,507 per I-9 violation as an example.

How can you understand the audit process more, and check your current processes to make sure you’re doing the right things so the risk of fines is lower? Our subject matter experts at Equifax Workforce Solutions recognize the challenges you face and have put together this best practices guide HR Audits: What Might Trigger Them and How Can I Prepare? to help. 

This Best Practice guide covers: 

  • What types of HR audits are there? (Hint: It’s not just I-9s. Required state forms can also lead to audits!)

  • Who or what might trigger an HR audit? Including:

    • Applicants

    • New hires 

    • Former employees 

    • Current employees

    • ICE, but also other federal agencies including the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the IRS

  • What should you be doing to help protect yourself now, just in case your number comes up? 

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