I-9 & E-Verify for Experts
Susan Wehrer (Discussion Leader), Ruth Clark, Nicole Kersey, Montserrat Miller, and Angelo Paparelli.
Registration Deadline: May 12th, 2015
Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by questions and answers from participants. MCLE Credits in CA, TX and other states (click here for more details).
FIRST Phone Session on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
I-9 Compliance Challenges - Employer Self-Audits
- Making the Case to your Client to Review I-9 Compliance
- Potential Fines/Civil Liability
- Criminal Liability
- Identifying the Desired Outcome
- The Self-Audit
- Various Forms of Self-Audits
- Committing to Conduct Remediation
- Guiding Employers in the Scope and Process
SECOND Phone Session on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time)
After the Audit - Remediation
- Creating a Correction Plan
- I-9 Correction Issues
- Recent USCIS Guidance on Corrections
- Timeline for corrections and employees presenting acceptable documentation
- Avoiding Discrimination
THIRD Phone Session on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Advanced I-9 Issues – Ensuring Compliance Going Forward
- Reviewing the Employer’s Completion Procedure/Training
- E-Verify? Current Best Practices for E-Verify Registration
- Advanced Issues
- Challenging Combinations of Documents for I-9 Completion
- Anti-Discrimination Issues
- Moving to electronic I-9 system/ensuring historical I-9s are appropriately stored
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Susan Wehrer (Discussion Leader) is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden. Ms. Wehrer concentrates on business immigration matters including labor certification issues, immigrant visa petitions, and adjustment of status applications. Ms. Wehrer has worked extensively with clients on petitions for individuals of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers and Multinational Managers and has advised clients on I-9 compliance issues, the immigration implications of mergers and acquisitions, and immigration issues facing start-up companies.
Ruth Clark is a Senior Associate in the Houston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She has experience in all aspects of immigration law, with a focus on corporate and business immigration matters, including both nonimmigrant and permanent residency issues. Ms. Clark's experience in corporate immigration, family-based immigration law, naturalization, and removal defense allow her to provide comprehensive immigration advice to her clients and their employees. Prior to joining Berry Appleman & Leiden, Ms. Clark was an Associate for a national immigration law firm.
Nicole ("Nici") Kersey is an attorney whose practice has been dedicated to employment-based immigration, with a focus on the Form I-9, E-Verify, and related immigration compliance issues. Ms. Kersey partners with law firms, businesses, and other U.S. employers to provide advice, project management, and consulting services to organizations of all sizes to help them avoid civil and criminal penalties, as well as ancillary damage to reputation, caused by weaknesses in their immigration-related hiring and record-keeping practices. Nici also has experience working with employers to procure nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for foreign national employees. She has worked with individuals to obtain, extend, amend, and change nonimmigrant status and has assisted clients to obtain lawful permanent residence in the U.S. through applications for labor certification, petitions for outstanding researchers and aliens of extraordinary ability, and international manager petitions.
Angelo Paparelli is a partner of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Paparelli, with a bicoastal practice in Southern California and New York City, is known for providing creative solutions to complex and straightforward immigration law problems, especially involving mergers and acquisitions, labor certifications and the H-1B visa category. His practice areas include legislative advocacy; employer compliance audits and investigations; U.S. and foreign work visas and permanent residence for executives, managers, scientists, scholars, investors, professionals, students and visitors; immigration messaging and speech-writing; corporate policy formulation; and immigration litigation before administrative agencies and the federal courts. He is frequently quoted in leading national publications on immigration law. He is also a past President of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, a global consortium of leading immigration practitioners. Paparelli’s blog and a comprehensive list of his many immigration law articles can be found at www.entertheusa.com. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan where he earned his B.A., and of Wayne State University Law School where he earned his J.D. Paparelli is admitted to the state bars of California, Michigan and New York. Angelo is one of the most highly regarded business immigration lawyers and scholars in America. He is named a "Star Individual" for California (above Band 1) in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA.
Montserrat Miller is a partner in the Privacy and Consumer Regulatory; Immigration; and Government Affairs Practice Groups of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP (AGG). Ms. Miller's experience includes work in the public-sector, private practice and in the court room. Her dual practice allows her to advise clients on legal, regulatory and compliance issues, develop risk mitigation strategies and provide government affairs representation. Ms. Miller counsels and defends companies regarding their hiring practices and compliance with the government's Form I-9 and E-Verify employment eligibility verification requirements. Her practice includes advising clients on I-9 hiring practices and the E-Verify process, defending employers in civil and criminal workplace enforcement matters, conducting immigration-related internal investigations and I-9 audits, and conducting due diligence regarding Form I-9 issues during mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Verification and Worksite Enforcement Liaison Committee. Ms. Miller also advises clients on data privacy matters, including counseling and defending companies regarding their compliance under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Driver's Privacy Protection Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and state data breach statutes. Ms. Miller's practice includes a special emphasis on the use of criminal and credit history information and compliance with the FCRA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state laws which impact the use of background checks for employment screening and tenancy purposes. Ms. Miller co-chairs the firm's Background Screening Industry Group. Ms. Miller has extensive experience representing clients before the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Trade Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Congress. She is a frequent speaker, writer and author of a blog covering immigration compliance and background screening issues - www.immigrationcomplianceinsights.com. Prior to joining AGG, Ms. Miller was in private practice with Greenberg Traurig LLP. She has worked in the U.S. Senate as Judiciary Committee Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. Before working on Capitol Hill, Ms. Miller was at a boutique law firm and began her legal career as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, entering service through the Attorney General's Honors Program.
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