Immigration laws and Form I-9 requirements are not on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Correctly completing a Form I-9, that seemingly simple form involves sifting through gray areas and often conflicting instructions that can prove to be a trap for the unwary, and often most well-intentioned employers. Even seemingly minor “paperwork” violations can land employers in hot water for non-compliance.
Attending this webinar will help you understand how to correctly fill out the I-9, and if you have made any mistakes up until now, how to correct them. You will also learn of new developments and some best practices, which should save your company from steep penalties arising out of avoidable violations.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND
As they say, “The ICE man cometh”. Anyone can claim an employer has not complied with I-9 and E-Verify requirements—and worst of all, those claims do not even have to be true to trigger an audit. If that’s not enough, government agencies in recent years have started to “talk” to each other. For example, the US Department of Labor (DOL) communicates with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) communicates with Child Support Services and on and on.
Research shows, however, that audits are often triggered by complaints, which, in turn, most often come from disgruntled employees. Others come from audits of targeted industries. The point is that you cannot assume that you are immune from an I-9 audit. Once Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) finds violations, it can also find that your company has knowingly employed people not eligible to work in the United States, leaving your company vulnerable to a shutdown.
This webinar will provide pointers to help you minimize your chances of triggering an audit or incurring violations and unwanted fines or worse.
- Up to date I-9 compliance requirements
- Basic I-9 document review
- Recognize the effect of the most current Form I-9 on hiring managers and field personnel
- Understand the new rules for acceptable documents used to verify employment eligibility
- E-Verify - pros and cons
- Understand the impact the most current Form I-9 will have on the use of E-Verify
- Conducting a self-audit of your I-9 process
- How to avoid the common errors and omissions including recordkeeping errors
- Update on upcoming ICE I-9 audits
- Penalties for non-compliance
- Understanding civil and criminal penalties
- Walking the fine line between vigilance and illegal overstep when seeking proof of citizenship
- Establish best practices for reducing risks and correcting errors when using the most current Form I-9