I-9 Compliance in the New Era of Audits: Updates, Enforcement, and Penalties
Date: April 20, 2012
Time: 8:00–10:00 a.m.
Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 677 Broadway, 10th Floor, Albany, NY 12207
Enforcement of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) is more aggressive today than ever before. In 2009, the government announced an intention to shift its enforcement focus from employees working without authorization to the employers that hire them. I-9 compliance is of paramount importance, as enforcement actions have increased to historic levels and the government continues to pursue significant fines and criminal liability whenever possible.
The rules and regulations governing I-9 compliance and document inspection are complicated and can be overwhelming for employers to navigate on their own. Missteps can be costly in an audit and even careless errors, such as failing to sign or date a form can lead to substantial monetary penalties.
We invite you to join us for this complimentary workshop where we’ll provide a hands-on look at the tools you need to comply with IRCA. This workshop will cover best practices for I-9 compliance including:
- In-depth analysis of the I-9 form and tips for completing and correcting forms
- Review of acceptable documentation and the standards for examining employee documents
- Policies for managing the I-9 process so as to minimize potential liability in the event of a government audit
- Courtney H. New, Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP is an accredited provider of continuing legal education in California, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island. This course is approved for 1.5 general CLE credits and is approved for experienced attorneys only. For other jurisdictions where reciprocity does not apply, Nixon Peabody will assist with seeking course CLE approval retroactively upon request. Please note that the CLE boards have the final authority on the acceptance and granting of CLE credit for individual courses.
IPED, Inc., an affiliate of Nixon Peabody LLP, is an HRCI-approved provider. This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.