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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. 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. Immigration compliance is important for employers as I-9 errors can be costly. In this webinar, Immigration Lawyer Bruce Buchanan will discuss how to conduct an internal I-9 audit, including how to correct errors on I-9 forms. He will also discuss what to expect and how to respond to an ICE audit. E-Verify are also becoming mandatory in many situations so it’s important to understand E-Verify as well.
Immigration enforcement is on the rise. With increased funding and driven by public outcry, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, is on the audit trail, ready to levy big fines for employers not in compliance.
Ever changing immigration laws, cautious environment, ever vigilant officers, costly fines for potential violations - few of the issues faced by your organization. Most organizations are suffering from innocent mistakes made with regard to employment verification and other immigration laws. Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment. Join us as we explore a range of questions surrounding Form I9, with emphasis on changing federal immigration law, the issues faced by employer and the newer challenges associated with it.
A self-audit can go a long way toward minimizing fines and risks of liability for immigration law violations. The main objectives of an I-9 self-audit are to:
You should be conducting periodic I-9 audits on your own and making a good-faith effort to correct mistakes. This webinar will help make an ICE inspection as painless as possible.
Bruce E. Buchanan is a founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta, where he primarily represents employers in all aspects of immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance, as well as employment/labor law matters. Additionally, he is "Of Counsel" to Siskind Susser concerning employer immigration compliance matters.
Mr. Buchanan received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982. He served as senior trial specialist for the National Labor Relations Board for 20 years. Mr. Buchanan also served for 12 years as Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. He went into private practice in 2003 and formed his own law firm in late 2015.
Mr. Buchanan authors his own blog on employer immigration compliance for ilw.com, located at www.employerimmigration.com and is a monthly contributor to HR Professionals Magazine. He is also the editor of the Tennessee Bar Association's Immigration Law Section Newsletter and past-Chair of the TBA's Immigration Law Section. Mr. Buchanan is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Arkansas, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and D.C. Circuits.