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I-9 Compliance: How to Avoid an ICE Meltdown

Instructor: David C. Whitlock
Product ID: 701912
  • Duration: 100 Min

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This webinar on I-9 compliance will focus upon recent immigration policies, enforcement trends, tactics and penalties for violations. It will instruct attendees on how they can improve their I-9 compliance and avoid penalties.

Why Should You Attend:

Government efforts to enforce immigration laws have increased over the last five or six years. More and more companies are facing penalties for immigration violations. The Obama Administration has made it clear that the burden of enforcement will fall squarely upon employers.

The current administration disdains the use of raids and public seizure of persons or assets and instead focuses upon audits of employer I-9 forms, imposition of severe civil penalties, and the attendant publicity.

The recent settlement by Abercrombie and Fitch of an I-9 sanctions case for over $1 million demonstrates that it is dangerous for employers to rely upon software for proper I-9 compliance.

Today, in order to avoid huge fines and possible criminal liability, employers need to be much more vigilant and diligent. Attend this webinar to stay informed about current enforcement trends and tactics. Learn what industries are being targeted for enforcement and why. You will also understand what the government looks for when they audit I-9 compliance. With a better understanding of the basic rules of I-9 compliance, you/employers are better positioned to prevent future problems and cure existing I-9 form defects.

Many managers are shocked to learn that their I-9 forms -- which appeared to be deceptively simple to complete -- have double-digit error rates during audit. This webinar will also show how most I-9 defects can be cured.

Learning objectives:

  • Current Government enforcement trends, policies, and tactics.
  • What are the penalties for defective I-9 compliance?
  • The most common I-9 problems and errors.
  • How to cure and correct I-9 deficiencies.

Areas Covered in the Seminar:

  • Recent enforcement trends and who the government is after.
  • Federal and state legislative initiatives affecting immigration.
  • Penalties/consequences for poor I-9 compliance.
  • Review of basic rules and procedures for proper I-9 compliance.
  • Identifying the most common I-9 defects.
  • Correcting as many I-9 problems as possible.
  • Establishing the best I-9 filing systems.
  • Steps necessary to conduct an effective I-9 self audit.

Who Will Benefit:

All employers can benefit from this training session. It is particularly useful for

  • HR professionals
  • Legal counsel
  • Risk management executives

Instructor Profile:

David C. Whitlock, is a Partner with Elarbee Thompson, a management-oriented labor and employment firm. In addition, Elarbee Thompson assists clients with complex and commercial litigation. The firm is based in Atlanta but represents clients around the country in all matters related to employment.

For over 24 years, Mr. Whitlock has advised employers on various employment-related compliance matters and especially those relating to immigration and immigration enforcement. In addition to employment matters, Mr. Whitlock's practice includes extensive visa work, handling both temporary and permanent visa cases, as well as advice regarding compliance with the I-9, discrimination, and document abuse provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Mr. Whitlock is a frequent lecturer and presenter on immigration topics and best practices in employment. He was named a “Georgia Super Lawyer, Immigration” in 2004, was listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010, and was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Legal Georgia in 2007. He is AV rated, the highest rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Whitlock was named one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2009 -- 2011.

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