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
ALERT: Your organization's odds of being targeted for an audit of your I-9 forms have skyrocketed in just the past few years, and the Trump Administration has promised a FIVEFOLD INCREASE in the number of worksite inspections in 2018. Plus, the feds have recently introduced a brand-new version of the I-9 form that you MUST be using. And the fines for I-9 paperwork violations have nearly doubled.
What's new on the I-9 form? Are you next in line for an audit? And what big changes are coming from the Trump Administration? 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. A Pennsylvania company was just hit with the largest-ever immigration penalty – $95 million. 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?
Register now for our timely webinar, I-9 Compliance Workshop
. 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 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"
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. What else you should 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 year. 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 for this important interactive event.