In 2019, employers across the United States have been assessed millions of dollars in civil penalties for I-9 violations and citizen status discrimination. In addition, some companies closed their doors due to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) determining their workforce was predominantly unauthorized workers. Additionally, some employers have had their business licenses revoked and state contracts denied and/or revoked when they are found to have knowingly hired unauthorized employees.
Employers are facing criminal indictment knowingly hiring undocumented workers and harboring undocumented workers.
Twenty-three states have now passed employer sanctions laws; and of those 23 states, 8 states require all employers who meet jurisdictional standards to use E-Verify, while 12 states require contractors working with state or local governments to participate in E-Verify.
This webinar provides comprehensive information on a topic that affects every employer in the country regardless of whether the company hires foreign employees.
Immigration attorney Bruce Buchanan, co-author of The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, and immigration compliance blogger, will teach employers about the new I-9 form, what is E-Verify, what is IMAGE, pros and cons of IMAGE, how to respond to Social Security No-Match letters, and the perils of Immigration Status Discrimination.
On May 1, the new I-9 must be used. Find out what changes have been made. Concerning E-Verify, he will discuss the pros and cons of E-Verify if not mandatory, whether you may already be required to use E-Verify and don't know it. Since ICE is pushing for employers to join IMAGE, it's important to know what it is before you invite ICE into your business. IMAGE's motto is "We're with the government and we’re here to help you." Should you believe them?
SSA no-match letters are scary for employers. So, what should an employer do when it receives one? Should you just "bury your head in the sand"? And finally should you be worry if you receive a complaint filed with IER of Justice Department? What kind of penalties does an employer face?