I-9 Audits : Strengthening Your Immigration Compliance Strategies in 2022 and Beyond
Diane L. Dee, President, and Founder of Advantage HR Consulting, LLC is a senior Human Resources professional with over 30 years of experience in the HR arena. Diane’s background includes experience in HR consulting and training & administration in corporate, government, consulting, and pro bono environments.
Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under Diane’s leadership, Advantage HR Consulting provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized public and private firms in the greater Chicagoland area. Diane also develops and conducts webinars on a wide variety of HR compliance and administrative topics for various training firms across the country. Additionally, Diane is the author of multiple white papers and e-books addressing various HR compliance topics.
Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR and SHRM-SCP certification. Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.
This webinar has been approved for 1.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org
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Are you confident your organization is in full compliance with Federal Immigration Laws, or are you at risk for being assessed costly fines, or worse, for potential violations?
In an effort to control illegal immigration, in 1986 Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). The IRCA was enacted to legalize approximately three million undocumented immigrants, while at the same time, attempted to deter future undocumented immigration. In order to be in compliance with IRCA’s directives, all U.S. employers must complete a Form I-9 for each employee hired after November 6, 1986.
It is a violation of Federal immigration law for any employer to knowingly hire employees who are not authorized to work in the United States. The Federal Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification, is used by employers as a record of their basis for determining eligibility of an employee to work in the U.S. The form is maintained by the employer and made available upon request for inspection by officials of the Department of Homeland Security, The Department of Labor, and the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices.
- Changes to Form I-9
- What is Form I-9 and who must comply?
- I9 Documentation verification for remote workers
- Exceptions for completing and retaining Forms I-9
- Employer and employee responsibilities when completing Form I-9
- Common Form I-9 errors
- Procedures for correcting errors and omissions
- Form I-9 retention rules
- Form I-9 Internal and External Audits
- Levels of violations
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement Audits
- Inspection Notices
- Consequences of non-compliance
- E-Verify system
- I-9 and E-Verify: Know the difference
- E-Verify rules and procedures
- States with current E-Verify laws
- E-Verify self-audits: Key steps
Course Level - Intermediate
Who Should Attend
- Senior Leadership
- Human Resources Directors, Managers & Representatives
- Operations Professionals
- Compliance Professionals
- Recruiting Professionals
- Managers & Supervisors
Why Should You Attend
The process of completing, storing, and properly disposing of I-9s can be daunting. The current Administration is strongly focused on immigration enforcement, and the changes of your organization being audited are higher than ever. Due to this increased focus, more employers are conducting proactive self-audits of their I-9s and supporting documentation. Additionally, more employers are participating in the Federal E-Verify program, a web-based system that allows business to electronically confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
In this informative 90-minute program, you’ll be provided with the information you need to ensure your organization is Form I-9 compliant, understand what constitutes proper documentation, record keeping best practices, and methods for conducting self-audits. We will discuss the current changes to Form I-9. You will also learn about the E-Verify process which can assist employers with good faith immigration compliance. Additionally, participation in this webinar will provide you with insight on surviving an external audit best practices to avoid hefty fines and enforcement actions from ICE.