Are you confident your organization is in full compliance with Federal immigration laws, or are you at risk for being assessed costly fines, or worse, for potential violations?
In an effort to control illegal immigration, in 1986 Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). The IRCA was enacted to legalize approximately three million undocumented immigrants, while at the same time, attempted to deter future undocumented immigration. In order to be in compliance with IRCA’s directives, all U.S. employers must complete a Form I-9 for each employee hired after November 6, 1986.
It is a violation of Federal immigration law for any employer to knowingly hire employees who are not authorized to work in the United States. The Federal Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification, is used by employers as a record of their basis for determining eligibility of an employee to work in the U.S. The form is maintained by the employer and made available upon request for inspection by officials of the Department of Homeland Security, The Department of Labor, and the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices.
Changes to Form I-9 effective May 1, 2020
What is Form I-9 and who must comply?
Exceptions for completing and retaining Forms I-9
Employer and employee responsibilities when completing Form I-9
Common Form I-9 errors
Procedures for correcting errors & omissions
Form I-9 retention rules
Form I-9 Internal and External Audits
Levels of violations
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Audits
Consequences of non-compliance
I-9 and E-Verify: Know the difference
E-Verify rules & procedures
States with current E-Verify laws
E-Verify self-audits: Key steps
Why Should You Attend:
The process of completing, storing, and properly disposing of I-9s can be daunting. The current Administration is strongly focused on immigration enforcement, and the changes of your organization being audited are higher than ever. Due to this increased focus, more employers are conducting proactive self-audits of their I-9s and supporting documentation. Additionally, more employers are participating in the Federal E-Verify program, a web-based system that allows business to electronically confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
In this informative 90-minute program, you’ll be provided with the information you need to ensure your organization is Form I-9 compliant, understand what constitutes proper documentation, recordkeeping best practices, and methods for conducting self-audits. We will discuss the current changes to Form I-9 effective May 1, 2020. You will also learn about the E-Verify process which can assist employers with good faith immigration compliance. Additionally, participation in this webinar will provide you with insight on surviving an external audit best practices to avoid hefty fines and enforcement actions from ICE.
Who Should Attend:
All Employers who hire employees
Business Owners, Company Leadership and Board of Directors (CFO, COO, CEO)
Human resources professionals
Managers/Supervisors & new and potential managers
Office Managers responsible for HR responsibilities
Any Employer Representative that has the responsibility for reviewing I-9 documents, onboarding and applicant tracking.
Ask your question directly from our expert during the Q&A session following the live event.
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