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Are You Prepared for Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s I-9 Audits?
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As Form I-9 enforcement has been stepped up under the current administration, an increasing number of employers are being penalized for I-9 compliance violations, including violations related to electronic I-9 systems. It is essential for employers to understand how to properly complete and retain I-9s whether by paper or electronically and understand the pros and cons of using electronic I-9 software. Balancing the compliance requirements of the law while avoiding discriminatory practices is key.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of thought leaders to help you understand the compliance requirements as well as the pitfalls and resulting penalties faced by many employers. You will learn important information that will assist you in bringing your company into compliance before your company is served with a Notice of Inspection by ICE.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124341
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)

 

Featured Speakers for Are You Prepared for Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s I-9 Audits? LIVE Webcast :


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SEGMENT 1:
Carol A. Friend, Business Immigration Practice Group Chair,
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

  • • Best practices in completing and retaining paper I-9s:
    • o Overview of the I-9 process
    • o Common I-9 mistakes and how to avoid them
  • • I-9 Internal Audits – Why they are necessary and how to conduct one effectively:
    • o Engaging outside counsel for assistance
    • o Developing an I-9 remediation plan
  • • Avoiding discrimination in the I-9 compliance process


SEGMENT 2:
John Fay, General Counsel and Vice President of Product Development,
LawLogix Group, Inc.

  • • Understanding Electronic I-9 systems
    • o Pros and Cons of using electronic I-9 software
    • o Specific DHS regulatory provisions
    • o Responding to an ICE investigation involving electronic I-9s
    • o Conducting due diligence in choosing a vendor
  • • Managing E-Verify through an Employer Agent
    • o Agent’s responsibilities under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
    • o USCIS' Monitoring and Compliance Activities
  • • Preparing for the “New” Form I-9
    • o Latest update concerning the revised “2-page” Form I-9
    • o Important changes which may impact employer policies and procedures


SEGMENT 3:
Aimee Clark Todd, Of Counsel,
Troutman Sanders LLP

  • • Civil and criminal penalties for I-9 and related violations:
    • o Types of violations: technical/substantive I-9 errors, document abuse, knowing employment of unauthorized workers, unfair practices, and pattern or practice violations
    • o Potential fine levels and other penalties
  • • Related criminal violations:
    • o Harboring, smuggling, concealing, or transporting undocumented workers for financial gain
    • o Trends in federal and state prosecutions
  • • Employees’ use of the U-1 immigration process based on claims of labor trafficking


SEGMENT 4:
Angelo A. Paparelli, Partner,
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • • I-9 and E-Verify due diligence in vendor agreements and stock/asset acquisitions:
    • o Use of third-party auditors
    • o Wal-Mart style immigration provisions in vendor contracts
    • o Adjustments to purchase price and clawbacks based on audit findings
    • o Limiting buyer’s or seller’s liability
  • • Constructive knowledge versus actual knowledge liability:
    • o How far does the duty to investigate extend?
    • o Social Security no-match letters
    • o Whistleblower and anonymous tips
  • • Participating in I-9 audits and ICE investigations involving unionized versus non-union workforces




Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Carol A. Friend
Business Immigration Practice Group Chair
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LawLogix Group, Inc.
John Fay
General Counsel and Vice President of Product Development
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Troutman Sanders LLP
Aimee Clark Todd
Of Counsel
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Angelo A. Paparelli
Partner
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Who Should Attend?

- HR/Benefits Professionals, Employment Law Attorneys & In-House Counsel
- Senior Management
- Human Resource Managers
- Corporate Counsel
- Risk Management Directors
- Compliance Program Directors

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for employers to avoid damages that may result from violation of immigration and customs enforcement laws.

- Detailed guidance explained by most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Register now be informed and as an added bonus get the chance to ask questions and interact with the speakers, live. Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited. Please click the registration button below to enroll in this course today.

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Disclaimer:
Please note, the event date is firm although it may be subject to change. Please click here for details.
The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Are You Prepared for Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s I-9 Audits?
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Honigman is a leading business law firm based in Michigan with an international practice. Headquartered in Detroit with offices in Lansing, Oakland County, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, the firm has attorneys practicing in more than 50 different areas of concentration. Honigman’s highly credentialed attorneys and staff, along with its customer-service focus, provide clients in a wide variety of industries timely and cost-effective counsel. For more information about Honigman visit www.honigman.com.




LawLogix assists millions of people every year through its innovative Electronic I-9 Compliance, E-Verify and Immigration Case Management Software. Founded in 2000, LawLogix is the trusted provider for many prestigious corporations that include 3M, Pfizer, Aon Corp, Cargill, US Airways, Highmark, McKesson, and one of the top five largest banks in the world. For more information about LawLogix and our suite of products, please visit the LawLogix website at www.lawlogix.com.




Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 600 lawyers and offices located throughout the United States and China. Founded in 1897, the firm’s heritage of extensive experience, exceptional responsiveness and an unwavering commitment to service has garnered strong, long-standing relationships with clients across the globe. Troutman Sanders lawyers provide counsel and advice in practically every aspect of civil and commercial law related to the firm’s core practice areas: Business Law, Energy and Industry Regulation, Finance, Litigation and Real Estate. With more than 50 practice groups focused on specific aspects of these areas, the firm is defined by its considerable knowledge base and proactive approach to addressing legal and business challenges. To learn more, visit www.troutmansanders.com.




Seyfarth Shaw LLP (“Seyfarth”) was founded in 1945 by three lawyers and has grown to more than 800 lawyers across 11 offices. We handle issues for our clients in all key areas including immigration, labor and employment, litigation, construction, corporate, employee benefits, environmental, government contracts, intellectual property, commercial litigation, real estate, securities litigation, trade secrets, trusts and estates, and bankruptcy, among others.




 

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