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

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

ALERT: Your organization's odds of being targeted for an audit of your I-9 forms have skyrocketed, and the Trump Administration followed through on its promise of a FIVEFOLD INCREASE in the number of I-9 audits and worksite inspections.

Plus, the COVID crisis has led to new layers of I-9 compliance and confusion, including "virtual verification” of I-9 documents for the first time. And the feds introduced a brand new version of the I-9 form this year that you MUST be using. On top of all this, the fines for I-9 paperwork violations have nearly doubled.

Are you next in line for an audit? How can you legally perform virtual verification? What's new on the I-9 form? And what new workplace immigration changes are coming from the Trump Administration? On Thursday, July 9, 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 and on-site inspections are ICE's tools 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. 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?

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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 you can review for Lists A, B and C – and what has changed
  • Copying. Whether you should make copies of driver's licenses and other supporting documents
  • Review. How far you are required to go to determine if a document is "genuine"
  • 'Virtual' verification. How to review I-9 documents via video or email … and how long these new relaxed rules will last
  • Authorized representatives. Understand this year's new rules on who is authorized to review I-9 documents (almost anyone!)
  • Retention. Where you must store I-9s and how long you must retain them
  • Disposal. The proper way to discard I-9s
  • Reverification. How to handle reverification in the most legally safe and efficient way possible
  • Internal audits. What can be corrected and who should be auditing
  • Best practices to avoid an audit. What you should be doing to avoid expensive fines (or worse)
  • Electronic I-9 systems. What to consider when going paperless
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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 recently raised by 96%. 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 by joining us July 9 for this important interactive event.



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

book coverP.S. Early Registration Bonus. The first 50 people to sign up will receive our Special Report, Verifying Employment Eligibility: Form I-9 Compliance, which explains the legally safe steps to complete an I-9, plus tips on document retention, the E-Verify program and answers to frequently asked immigration-law questions.

HR Specialist websiteP.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive one month of Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service – at no cost. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.

100% GuaranteeP.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If the I-9 Compliance Workshop fails to meet your needs, we will instantly refund 100% of your tuition. Your course materials, early registration bonus and website access are yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speaker:


Kevin 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.

Credit Hours:

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  • Thursday, July 9th
  • 1 - 2:15 p.m. ET
  • 10 - 11:15 a.m. PT

Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.