Completing a USCIS Form I-9 in a compliant manner involves navigating through numerous gray areas of the law and interpreting some often-conflicting and confusing instructions. What appears to be a simple form carries the potential for six-figure liability if completed incorrectly.
As USCIS and USDOL inspections of Forms I-9 have become more frequent, fines have become more prevalent and costly. It’s imperative that employers focus on compliance with Form I-9 regulations to avoid costly fines and penalties.
The I-9 and E-Verify processes changed dramatically in the past few months…"virtual verification" is now allowed … the list of acceptable I-9 documents changed … you have new flexibility in who can serve as an "authorized representative" … you must be using a brand-new I-9 form … and you need to know what common errors are out there, so you don’t make the same mistakes..
This webinar will guide you through the I-9 internal audit process, and what you need to know to stay in I-9 compliance: changes to the form … storage rules … over- (and under-) documentation … reverification … document retention … remote verification … expired documents … timing … "no-match" letters … and more!
You'll also have time to ask YOUR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS about your I-9 processes.
Why you should Attend
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?
For HR departments, the seemingly simple onboarding form and online immigration verification system are a minefield of potentially costly errors. I-9 mistakes can cost your company anywhere from $2,000 to $20,000 in per-employee fines.
Areas Covered in the Session
- Changes to Form I-9 and Instructions in 2020
- Form I-9 Internal and External Audits
- Employer and employee responsibilities when completing Form I-9
- Common Form I-9 errors
- Procedures for correcting errors & omissions
- Form I-9 retention rules
- How to complete I-9s remotely using the new COVID-19 rules
Who Will Benefit
- HR professionals
- Business owners
Steven G. Meilleur, Ph.D., SPHR – is President, CEO – PRAXIS Management Solutions, LLC, a New Mexico-based management consulting firm specializing in human resources, employee relations, leadership, training & organizational development, organizational research and assessment, strategic & operational planning, and non-profit organization management and governance. Dr. Meilleur has more than 40 years of management and executive-level experience in human resources, risk management, and organizational management in the private non-profit public, and private for-profit sectors.
Dr. Meilleur also serves as Senior Vice-President and Risk Services Consultant for Human Resources and Employment with Poms & Associates, a national risk services and insurance brokerage firm. His previous work experience includes public, private, and nonprofit organizations, in executive and management capacities.
He is also on the faculty of the UNM School of Public Administration in the graduate program, teaching in the areas of human resource management, nonprofit organization management, leadership, dispute resolution, organizational change, and human resource development. He has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops across the country, and is a published author in the areas of human resources, marketing, leadership and management development, organizational change and innovation, non-profit organization management, and board development.
Dr. Meilleur received a BA in English Literature and Education from Bucknell University, an Executive MBA from the University of New Mexico's Anderson Graduate School of Management, and his Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Learning from UNM. He received his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management in 1995.