I-9 Compliance Workshop:
The New Rules & Best Practices of Employee Verification
"We can audit any company, anywhere, of any size." – ICE Special Agent Brad Bench
ALERT: Your organization's odds of being targeted for an audit of your I-9 forms have skyrocketed in just the past few years. Plus, the feds have recently introduced a brand-new version of the I-9 form that you MUST be using. And the fines for I-9 paperwork violations have nearly doubled.
What's new on the I-9 form? Are you next in line for an audit? And what big changes are coming to the I-9 from the Trump Administration? On Thursday, December 7, learn how to get in compliance with the advice from a true insider – a former ICE assistant chief counsel.
The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) is going all-out in its "bold new audit initiative" to crack down on employers who violate immigration laws. Administrative I-9 audits are ICE's tool of choice.
Total fines handed out by ICE are now 13 times higher than in 2009. A Pennsylvania company was just hit with the largest-ever immigration penalty – $95 million. Plus, ICE has made a big effort to publicly emphasize its criminal investigations of employers that hire undocumented workers. In just one year, ICE arrested 238 corporate executives, managers and even HR professionals.
Strict compliance with the often-confusing I-9 rules is your only defense against serious monetary penalties and criminal arrests.
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, lawsuits, and jail time. Are you sure that your I-9 practices can pass muster?
Register now for our timely webinar, I-9 Compliance Workshop. You'll be learning from a true immigration law expert and Washington insider. 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 10 essential steps to correctly fill out the revised version of the I-9
- Documents. Which documents you can review for Lists A, B and C – and what has changed
- Copying. Whether you should make copies of driver's licenses and other supporting documents
- Review. How far you are required to go to determine if a document is "genuine"
- Retention. Where you must store I-9s and how long you must retain them
- Disposal. The proper way to discard I-9s
- Reverification. How to 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 you should 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. I-9 fine levels were raised by 96% last year. And fines for "substantive" violations can reach $16,000 for each occurrence.
ICE is also focused on building criminal cases out of I-9 audits. Don't run the risk of your boss (or you!) being led off in handcuffs. Develop solid, audit-proof I-9 practices by joining us December 7 for this important interactive event.
Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
P.S. Early Registration Bonus. The first 50 people to register for the webinar will receive Maintaining Your I-9 Forms: Employer Best Practices and the Top 10 Do's and Don'ts. The white paper explains the legally safe steps to complete an I-9, plus tips on document retention, reverification and preventative audits.
P.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive one month of Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service – at no cost. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.
P.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If the I-9 Compliance Workshop fails to meet your needs, we will instantly refund 100% of your tuition. Your course materials, registration bonus and website access are yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.
CD Recording & Download: $197
Webinar, CD Recording & Download: $297
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
About Your Speaker:
Kevin Lashus is a Partner in the Austin, Texas, office of FisherBroyles, LLP. He focuses his practice on corporate employment verification compliance and inbound business immigration. Mr. Lashus assists clients in developing employment authorization and immigration compliance systems – including full-scale or localized IMAGE and E-Verify implementation protocols. Kevin previously served as assistant chief counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where he advised special agents on immigration prosecutions and worksite enforcement actions. He is board certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Early Registration Bonus:
The first 50 people to register will receive Maintaining Your I-9 Forms: Employer Best Practices and the Top 10 Do's and Don'ts. The white paper explains the legally safe steps to complete an I-9, plus tips on document retention, reverification and preventative audits.
Extra Added Bonus:
You'll also receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service at TheHRSpecialist.com. Premium Plus Online features online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.
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