Best Compliance Practices in the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form
The Form I-9, or Employment Eligibility Verification form, is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of an individual hired for employment in the U.S. All employers must ensure thorough completion of this form for each individual they hire. The form lists the types of documents that a new hire must provide to verify his or her identity, and more importantly, that he or she is authorized to work in the country.
Many employers don’t realize the importance of I-9 which has been required since 1986 as part of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Since its revision in 2013, I-9 scrutiny has been on the rise. Failure to comply with the verification process can lead to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audit and fines.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished professionals assembled by the Knowledge Group will discuss the importance of understanding the requirements and the best compliance practices of completing and securing the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form. Speakers will also enumerate common I-9 violations, the risks that come with them, and the possible ways to mitigate them.
Key topics include:
- Employment Eligibility Verification - An Overview
- Revised I-9 Form and Requirements
- Recent Guidance on Electronic I-9 Systems and Internal Audits
- Compliance and Risk Issues
- Common I-9 Violations and Mistakes
- Possible Fines and Penalties
- Best Compliance Practices
- The interplay between I-9 and E-Verify
Deborah J. Notkin, Partner
Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP
- Don’t wait for an ICE Audit – Internal Audits (Keeping the house in order)
- Manuals, Training and Procedures of personnel responsible for I-9s
- Lessons from U.S. v. Hartmann Studios
- Coordination of I-9 and E-verify
Cynthia L. Shearn, Partner
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
- The proposed new Form I-9
- The December 2015 DOJ-DHS Joint Guidance on internal audits, which also covers discrimination
- In addition to the guidance on electronic I-9s, the pitfalls that employers should know about some off-the-shelf systems
- The impact of the Brown-Ferris decision and its updated definition of co-employment on an employer's I-9 obligations
Who Should Attend:
- Employment Law & Immigration Attorneys
- Employment and Labor Lawyers
- Immigration Officers
- Human Resource Personnel
- Compliance Officers
- New Managers/Supervisors
- Business Owners
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Deborah J. Notkin is a partner in the firm of Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP and maintains a large business immigration and nationality practice. She is a past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2005-2006 and serves on its Board of Governors. A noted expert in business immigration she is a frequent lecturer at the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association and AILA. Human Resource Executive has named Ms. Notkin one of the 20 most powerful business immigration attorneys in the U.S. Ms. Notkin is listed in Best Lawyers in America; the International Who is Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, and Chambers USA as recommended immigration counsel. New York Super Lawyers has listed her as one of the top immigration attorneys in New York. Her numerous articles on business immigration have been cited frequently in other articles on immigration.
Deborah J. Notkin is a partner in the firm of Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP and maintains a large business …
Cindy joined the firm in 1997, and since that time, she has practiced exclusively in the area of corporate U.S. immigration law. Prior to joining the firm, she focused on international and human rights law as evidenced by her positions at the Interparliamentary Union and the United Nations’ International Labor Organization, both located in Geneva, Switzerland. Cindy has represented small and medium enterprises as well as large multinational corporate clients in such industries as management and technology consulting, power generation and transmission, manufacturing, civil engineering, freight transportation and logistics, salt production, consumer products and specialty chemicals. Her practice in U.S. corporate immigration law includes nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, and I-9 and Labor Condition Application (LCA) compliance.
Cindy joined the firm in 1997, and since that time, she has practiced exclusively in the area of corporate U.S. …
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About Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP
Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP is an international immigration law firm based in New York City. Founded in 1930, BMK LLP is one of the oldest and most established immigration firms in the country and one of a very few firms of its boutique size offering a stand-alone immigration law practice. Our team of experienced attorneys assists clients with a range of complex legal matters concerning visa options, permanent residency, labor certification, and employment compliance guidance and investor visas. Our partners draw on decades of experience on all immigration matters and maintain a global network for our client’s needs. Our firm is known for our expertise, innovative approach and hands on attention to every client matter. Our flexibility and substantial staff of seasoned attorneys allows us to handle the needs of large employers as well as smaller businesses and investors.
About Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
As the world’s leading single-focus provider of immigration counseling and services, Fragomen has been dedicated exclusively to immigration law for more than six decades. Its more than 40 offices and over 2,500 employees are strategically located in key commercial centers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. This expansive reach allows the firm to provide services in more than 180 countries, in conjunction with their exclusive network of Local Advisor partners. Fragomen supports all aspects of global immigration services, managing and providing U.S. services through its 16 offices nationwide. Its compliance solutions include I-9 services through its proprietary I-9 Service Center, which provides an automated, online solution for completion of the employment eligibility verification process. More information about Fragomen and the firm’s service offerings is available at www.fragomen.com.