I-9 Compliance Workshop:
The New Rules & Best Practices of Employee Verification

"We can audit any company, anywhere, of any size." ICE Special Agent Brad Bench

I-9 Compliance

ALERT: Your organization's odds of being targeted for an audit of your I-9 forms have skyrocketed in just the past few years. Plus, the feds have just introduced a brand-new "smart" version of the I-9 form with new requirements. And the fines for I-9 paperwork violations nearly doubled starting in August.

What's new on the I-9 form? And are you next in line for an audit? Learn how to get in compliance with the advice from a true insider—a former ICE assistant chief counsel.

The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) is going all-out in its "bold new audit initiative" to crack down on employers who violate immigration laws. Administrative I-9 audits are ICE's tool of choice.

Total fines handed out by ICE are now 13 times higher than in 2009. Plus, ICE has made a big effort to publicly emphasize its criminal investigations of employers that hire undocumented workers. In just one year, ICE arrested 238 corporate executives, managers and even HR professionals.

Strict compliance with the often-confusing I-9 rules is your only defense against serious monetary penalties and criminal arrests.

Too often, company execs and HR managers assume their I-9 compliance practices are in order when, in fact, their records and policies are littered with mistakes, leaving the business and individuals open to fines, lawsuits, and jail time. Are you sure that your I-9 practices can pass muster? Find out with I-9 Compliance Workshop: The New Rules & Best Practices of Employee Verification.

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You'll be learning from a true immigration law expert and Washington insider. Attorney Kevin Lashus is a former assistant chief counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Specifically, you will learn:

  • I-9 101. Discover 10 essential steps to correctly fill out the revised version of the I-9.
  • Documents. Which documents can you review for Lists A, B and C — and what has changed?
  • Copying. Should you make copies of driver's licenses and other supporting documents?
  • Review. How far are you required to go to determine if a document is "genuine"?
  • Retention. Where must you store I-9s? Is a "binder system" the best? And how long must you retain them … 1 year, 3 years, more?
  • Disposal. What's the proper way to discard of I-9s — must you shred them?
  • Reverification. How can you handle reverification in the most legally safe and efficient way possible?
  • Internal audits. What can be corrected and who should be auditing?
  • Best practices. What else should you be doing?
  • Electronic I-9 systems. What to consider when going paperless.

The penalties are severe for I-9 violations, and the government is no longer negotiating fines of pennies on the dollar. I-9 fine levels were raised by 96% last month. And fines for "substantive" violations can reach $16,000 for each occurrence.

ICE is also focused on building criminal cases out of I-9 audits. Don't run the risk of your boss (or you!) being led off in handcuffs. Develop solid, audit-proof I-9 practices now. Order I-9 Compliance Workshop today!

Sincerely,

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Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If I-9 Compliance Workshop fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid – no hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speaker:

Kevin LashusKevin Lashus is a Partner in the Austin, Texas, office of FisherBroyles, LLP. He focuses his practice on corporate employment verification compliance and inbound business immigration. Mr. Lashus assists clients in developing employment authorization and immigration compliance systems – including full-scale or localized IMAGE and E-Verify implementation protocols. Kevin previously served as assistant chief counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where he advised special agents on immigration prosecutions and worksite enforcement actions. He is board certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


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