I-9 Violations: Too Hot to Handle
In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues regarding the management of I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) violations.
Key topics include:
- Fundamentals of Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification)
- Emerging Issues Relating to I-9 violations
- Verifying Employment Eligibility and Ensuring Employer Compliance
- Increase in Penalties Along with Increase in I-9 Inspection Audits
- Latest Regulatory Updates
Rana Jazayerli, Partner
Phillips Lytle LLP
- Form I-9:
- What Is It, and Who Needs It
- Common Errors
P. Michelle Jacobson, Partner
- Latest guidance on electronic I-9 systems
- ICE Enforcement: How Does It Happen?
- Potential penalties - civil and criminal
- Case Studies
P. Michelle Jacobson
- Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices enforcement of the anti-discrimination provision (§274B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b:
- Common Errors
- Potential Civil Rights Violations
- Case Studies
- I-9 Best Practices:
- Internal Audit
P. Michelle Jacobson
- What is it?
- How it Works
- Who Is Required to Use E-Verify?
- Should My Company Use E-Verify?
- E-Verify Best Practices
Who Should Attend:- Employment Law & Immigration Attorneys
- Employment and Labor Lawyers
- Immigration Officers
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Ms. Jazayerli provides counsel on all areas of U.S. immigration law, with a focus on employment-based visas, counseling employers on a broad range of immigration matters, including the hiring of foreign nationals under temporary employment visa categories such as H-1Bs and L-1As. She also advises employers on proper I-9 form compliance and the use of the federal E-Verify employment authorization program.
In addition, Ms. Jazayerli has extensive expertise in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor visa program, providing assistance to individuals seeking U.S. permanent residency through investment, and U.S. companies seeking EB-5 Regional Center designation to allow them to finance job creating projects.
She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA). Ms. Jazayerli graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 1992; received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1996; and completed her M.A. at American University’s School of Communication in 2002.
Ms. Jazayerli provides counsel on all areas of U.S. immigration law, with a focus on employment-based visas, counseling employers on …
Ms. Jacobson is a Partner in Fragomen's Chicago office. Based on her extensive experience in corporate immigration, she is responsible for managing client accounts for several startup, multinational and Fortune 500 companies. She counsels employers on corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other forms of corporate reorganization and advises U.S. and global companies on employment strategies, including strategic planning for global assignments and development of best practices to establish efficiencies across multiple jurisdictions. Ms. Jacobson works closely with corporate clients to develop compliance programs for defending workplace sanctions and to establish internal processes that ensure timely and compliant on-boarding of international personnel. She manages I-9 audits and advises clients with regard to hiring and discrimination issues. Ms. Jacobson received her Juris Doctor from Boston University in 2001 and a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University.
Ms. Jacobson is a Partner in Fragomen's Chicago office. Based on her extensive experience in corporate immigration, she is responsible …
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About Phillips Lytle LLP
Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices in New York State, Washington, DC, and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. Phillips Lytle immigration attorneys routinely train employers on the proper procedures to ensure compliance with U.S. immigration laws including I-9 employment authorization and record keeping requirements, and enrollment in the use of the Federal e-Verify program. In addition, our attorneys conduct internal audits on behalf of employers to ensure full I-9 compliance.
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.