New I-9 Forms for 2020! Learn What the Changes are and How to Manage the Compliance Changes Prepare for I-9 Audits by Using a New I-9 Correction and Storage Process That is Accepted by Department of Homeland Security (DHS)!
Margie’s area of expertise includes Criminal Background Screening Policies and Testing, I-9 document correction and storage compliance, Immigration Compliance, employee handbook development, policy development, sexual harassment investigations/certified training, internal investigations for all employee relations issue, volatile termination compliance, labor poster compliance, monitoring US-based federal, state and local regulations, employee relations issues, HR management, compliance consulting, internal/external audits, and performance management.
Margie is a speaker and accomplished trainer and has created and presented compliance seminars/webinars for US and International organizations. Margie offers compliance training to HR professionals, business owners, and leadership to ensure compliance with workplace and regulations.
Margie holds professional human resources certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resources Management. Margie is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).
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.
The DHS and Immigration Control Enforcement (ICE), the enforcement arm of DHS, increased their efforts 100% to increase I-9 audits to Employers nationwide. More audits are expected via warrants and Notification of Inspection (NOI). As immigration remains at the center of national attention, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is not just stepping up its enforcement efforts at the border.
During the fiscal year 2018, ICE conducted over 5200 I-9 audits. This was nearly a 400 percent increase over the number of I-9 audits in the fiscal year 2017, and the largest number of I-9 audits ever. ICE has said it plans to conduct as many as 15,000 I-9 audits per year if it receives sufficient funding, and that one of its goals is to create a “reasonable expectation” among employers that they will be audited. Accordingly, all employers should be prepared.
In the fiscal year 2017, ICE collected $97.6 million dollars in judicial forfeitures, fines, and restitution, and $7.8 million dollars in civil fines, as a result of I-9 audits. In September 2017 a single employer was ordered to pay $95 million dollars, including $80 million dollars in the form of a criminal forfeiture money judgment and $15 million dollars in civil fines, making it the largest payment ever levied in an immigration case.
The New I-9 Form is scheduled to be launched in 2020. At the time of this writing, the DHS has instructed all Employers to use the expired I-9 Form (8/31/19). Although the new I-9 Form is scheduled to be launched in a few weeks, Employers must prepare for the new changes and still be able to be compliant with the I-9 Correction Process. This training will prepare Employers for expected changes while still addressing the increase in ICE I-9 audits for 2020.
- Learn what types of errors have the highest fines
- Ensure you have the most current I9 forms that are required
- What has changed in the most recent focus with the new political administration?
- How is the right way to correct I9documents and save your company from unnecessary violations?
- What is the minimal risk Employers have when establishing an I9 document Correction & Storage Process?
- How should I9 documents be effectively corrected?
- How should I-9 Documents be purged
- How long should I9 documents be retained for active and terminated employees
- Learn what to do if you are audited by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) & Immigration Control Enforcement (ICE)
- Why are most Employers unclear about completing the new I9 form?
- Why are most HR professionals or those responsible for processing I9 documents still violating the request for the documents section?
- What can you do if you have remote employees when it comes to I9 forms?
- How should I-9 Documents be discarded according to guidelines
- How to prepare for ICE Audits
Who Should Attend
- Business Owners, Company Leadership and Board of Directors (CFO, COO, CEO)
- Federal Contractors
- Department Heads
- Human resources professionals
- Compliance professionals
- Payroll professionals
- Managers/Supervisors & new and potential managers
- Office Managers responsible for HR responsibilities
Why Should Attend
Many Employers take the risk or are unaware of the increase in I9 documents penalties and fines as well as an increase in I-9 Form Audits by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Moreover, Employers are under the impression that I9 document violations are low risk because “who is going to tell?”.
Well, I am here to tell Employers that anyone can make a claim or complaint and it doesn’t even have to be true. Additionally, now the regulatory agencies are communicating more than ever before.
Employers must be aware of all the new guidelines for completing the new I-9 form as well as the ongoing regulations for the appropriate methods of correcting this document without incurring fines and penalties.
Free Customized Compliance Toolkit for All Attendees Free I-9 Internal Audit, Correction and Storage Toolkit Accepted by DHS! Includes a robust step by step program to conduct an internal audit! A Value of $150!
Are you prepared for ICE Police to knock on your door???