Hear a Free 90-Second I-9 Compliance Workshop Clip from Speakers Dawn M. Lurie and Kevin Lashus:
The chances of a government investigation into your I-9 forms have skyrocketed. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are aggressively pursuing a harsh new worksite strategy focusing on employers. Administrative I-9 audits are ICE's tool of choice. In one recent month, ICE conducted more than 1,000 audits. Is your organization next?
Strict compliance to the often-confusing I-9 rules is your only defense against serious monetary penalties and even criminal arrests. (A Michigan business owner just received a 10-year prison sentence for hiring illegals!)
Too often, company execs and HR managers assume their I-9 compliance practices are in order when, in fact, their records and policies are littered with mistakes, leaving the business and individuals open to fines and liability. Are you sure that your I-9 practices can pass muster?
Purchase this important audio recording: I-9 Compliance Workshop: Best Practices to Survive the New ICE Storm.
You’ll be learning from two true immigration law experts and Washington insiders. Attorney Dawn M. Lurie of Greenberg Traurig in Washington, D.C., represents employers on immigration and I-9 issues and has defended companies in high-profile I-9 and E-Verify cases. And Attorney Kevin Lashus is a former assistant chief counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Specifically, you will learn:
I-9 101. Discover the 10 essential steps to correctly fill out an I-9.
Documents. Which documents can you review for Lists A, B and C—and what has changed since last April?
Copying. Should you make copies of driver’s licenses and other supporting documents?
Review. How far are you required to go to determine if a document is “genuine”?
Retention. Where must you store I-9s? Is a “binder system” the best? And how long must you retain them … 1 year, 3 years, more?
Disposal. What’s the proper way to discard of I-9s—must you shred them?
Reverification. How can you handle reverification in the most legally safe and efficient way possible?
Internal audits. What can be corrected and who should be auditing?
Best practices. What else should you be doing?
Electronic I-9 systems. What to consider when going paperless.
The penalties are severe for I-9 violations and the government is no longer negotiating fines of pennies on the dollar. Fines for "substantive" violations can reach $16,000 for each occurrence.
ICE is also focused on building criminal cases out of I-9 audits. In fact, immigration-related work site arrests (including HR professionals!) have skyrocketed more than 1200% in the past five years.
Don’t run the risk of your boss (or you!) being led off in handcuffs. Develop solid, audit-proof I-9 practices by purchasing this important audio recording.
Pat DiDomenico Editorial Director, HR Specialist
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P.P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If you decide that I-9 Compliance Workshopisn’t all we’ve promised and more, we will refund 100% of your purchase price — no hassles, no questions asked.
Dawn M. Lurie is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP in the Washington, D.C. area. She focuses her practice on business immigration issues and develops immigration compliance strategies for both large and small employers. Dawn has defended a number of businesses in high-profile, high-stakes government investigations. She is considered a leading national expert on I-9 and E-Verify issues and she publishes and speaks often on the topic.
Kevin Lashus is Of Counsel with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in its Austin office. He is board certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law and teaches on "Emerging Issues in National Security Law." Mr. Lashus previously served as assistant chief counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where he advised special agents on criminal immigration prosecutions and worksite enforcement actions.
Listening to this event qualifies as 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).
Who Should Listen: • HR professionals • Executives • Supervisors and managers • Business owners
Pricing Options: Audio recording (CD mp3 with presentation materials) only $197
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