Form I-9 Compliance Issues Every Employer Needs to Know
  • CODE : PABO-0001
  • Duration : 60 Minutes
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Patricia A. Bollman is a 1986 graduate of Tulane University School of Law. For thirty years Ms. Bollman has practiced primarily in the area of immigration and nationality law. A significant portion of Ms. Bollman’s immigration law practice is in the area of employment based immigration matters. Ms. Bollman has developed an expertise in I-9 compliance issues and has written an I-9 training seminar which she teaches to HR and Personnel staff for business of all sizes and industries. Ms. Bollman has spoken at law schools and for professional and public groups on employment based immigration visas and I-9 compliance procedures. Patricia A. Bollman is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has an AV rating, the highest rating for attorneys, from Martindale Hubbell.

Identifying for employers compliance issues which they need to address in order to be in the best possible position to defend an I-9 audit by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). Form I-9 compliance goes beyond just filling out the form. It requires that every business have Form I-9 Policies and Procedures in place that cover topics such as properly making corrections on a Form I-9, storage of Form I-9s, destruction of Form I-9s, name changes, identity changes, internal I-9 audits, the anti-discrimination portion of the law that established the Form I-9 and others that need to be in place in order to be I-9 compliant.

In order for a business to be compliant with Form I-9 federal regulations, it requires more than completing the Form I-9. A business must have in place written policies and procedures that address a variety of issues that relate to Form I-9 compliance. Too often, businesses fail to do this and when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) conducts an inspection of their Form I-9s, the business is penalized because it has not properly addressed a wide variety of issues that are critical to I-9 compliance. This event will discuss those issues in detail and provide the information and practice tips you need to implement broad I-9 policies and procedures that will put it in the best position possible to defend an audit of their I-9s by ICE.

Learning Objective

  • How to properly make corrections to Form I-9 including review of recent guidance from the government on how it wants changes made to the Form I-9 in specific situations
  • Storage and Destruction Policies that need to be in place along with practice tips
  • The importance of having a name change policy and procedure
  • Addressing the issue of an employee with an identity change and having a corporate policy that addresses the same in order to avoid discrimination claims
  • Understanding the anti-discrimination portion of the Form I-9 law and policies that must be in place to make certain that your business does not end up the subject of an investigation for discrimination related to the Form I-9 process

Who Should Attend

  • Employers and Business owners
  • Human Resources Specialists and Managers
  • CEOs, COOs and CFOs
  • Compliance Officers and Managers
  • Anyone interested in learning about how the U.S. government enforces compliance with the Form I-9 laws
  • $200.00

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