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Understanding Form I-9 Violations: Reducing Risks and Ensuring Best Practices for Employers in 2017

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET)
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Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Form I-9 Webinar. Implementing the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 or Inflation Adjustment Act, the US Departments of Justice (DOJ), Labor (DOL) and Homeland Security (DHS) have made a significant increase in civil fines for immigration-related offenses committed by employers. The new penalties, which went into effect last August 1, 2016, are applicable to violations occurring after November 2, 2015. The largest increase in fines involves Form I-9 violations, from $110 – $1,100 per violation to $216 – $2,156.

The increased fines only demonstrate the government's continued efforts on enforcing federal immigration laws. To avoid steep financial liability, employers should ensure that they have a comprehensive Form I-9 compliance policy in place. It is also wise to periodically conduct an internal audit to remediate errors and lessen the severity of the Form I-9 violation fine.

In this two-hour Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help employers understand the significant aspects of this topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion on how to reduce risks and ensure best practices in light of the harsher penalties for Form I-9 violations.

Key topics include:

  • Overview of Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Revised I-9 Form and Requirements
  • Recent Guidance on Electronic Form I-9 Systems and Internal Audits
  • Compliance and Risk Issues
  • Common Form I-9 Violations and Mistakes
  • Form I-9 Adjusted New Penalty
  • Best Compliance Practices

Who Should Attend

  • Immigration Law Attorneys
  • Labor and Employment Law Attorneys
  • Immigration Officers
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Compliance Officers
  • Employers
  • Other Related/Interested Professionals

Faculty

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Eileen M.G. Scofield
Counsel
Alston & Bird, LLP
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Nataliya Dominguez
Attorney
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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SEGMENT 1:
Eileen M.G. Scofield, Counsel
Alston & Bird, LLP

Changes to the Form I-9

  • Overview
  • Form I-9
  • Instructions
  • Execution and Retention
  • Any Specific Risk Reduction/Best Practice Guidance

SEGMENT 2:
Nataliya Dominguez, Attorney
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Violations

  • Substantive and Technical
  • New Fine Amounts
  • Any specific Risk Reduction/Best Practice Guidelines

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Eileen M.G. ScofieldCounselAlston & Bird, LLP

Eileen Scofield has more than 30 years of experience concentrating on immigration law and related legal matters for U.S. and foreign-based companies and individuals. To facilitate the fluid movement of key people and corporate knowledge, she provides global transfer and investment guidance. Eileen manages thousands of immigration cases per year for hundreds of employers from hundreds of countries. In addition, she is a nationally recognized expert in the area of employment verification (Form I-9, E-verify, Discrimination), and has not only litigated such matters at OCAHO, but, she and her team have successfully managed more than 40 US Department of Homeland Security (ICE), U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Justice, investigations. She has managed both federal and state subpoenas, internal audits and  employment verification, immigration related discrimination, fraud, FCPA, ITAR, export control, TSA, and other related matters, including in the M&A context.. Regularly, she provides compliance guidance and employment-related immigration training to human resource, administrative personnel, legal staff, trade groups, etc. for major companies and organizations. High-net-worth individuals, global families, ex-pat and other individuals regularly seek her international/immigration related tax & estate support. Finally, she regularly meets with legislators on key legal issues.

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Nataliya DominguezAttorneyGreenberg Traurig, LLP

Nataliya Binshteyn Dominguez focuses her practice on corporate immigration and employer compliance matters. She advises multinational corporations and individuals regarding the visa and work authorization needs of U.S. and global personnel, complex Request for Evidence responses, and the immigration-related consequences of corporate transactions. She specializes in Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance issues, including government investigations, due diligence reviews, employer compliance programs, and immigration-related defense related to worksite enforcement investigations. In addition, Nataliya has significant experience in preparing employment-based immigration petitions, particularly O-1, L-1, H-1B, and adjustment of status cases. She also represents political asylum applicants in immigration proceedings and frequently authors articles about immigration developments, including on the firm's Inside Business Immigration: Legal Analysis for the Global Employer blog.

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Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   NONE

Course Code:
   145848

NASBA Field of Study:
   Personnel/HR

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
   2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm whose core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses that include financial services, technology, health care, manufacturing, life sciences and energy. The firm has built a reputation as one of the country’s best employers, appearing on Fortune magazine’s ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 17 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

Website: https://www.alston.com/

Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with approximately 2000 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 38 commercial and government centers across the United States and in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal arenas.

Website: https://www.gtlaw.com/

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