Increased Immigration & Worksite Enforcement:
Strategies and Solutions to Weather the Perfect Storm
Government agencies have joined together to create the perfect worksite enforcement storm. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) has engaged in a record breaking number of I-9 audits and inspections. Audits have resulted in more than $50 million in total sanctions with average penalties for each company of $110,000. Not to be outdone, USCIS, the Department of Labor and the Fraud Detection and National Security Unit are also conducting investigations and worksite enforcement activities. At the same time, the Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices ("OSC") has launched a record number of claims alleging discrimination in the I-9 and E-Verify process.
Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP is holding a free webinar on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm EST to discuss developments and provide proactive strategies and solutions so that your company can successfully weather the storm. There is a great deal you can do to protect your business and stay in compliance.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from two of the nation’s leading attorneys on worksite compliance.
Please RSVP by December 13, 2010
Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues and others that may be interested.
Topics will include:
- Increased I-9 Enforcement and Penalties
- Criminal Enforcement and ICE: Managers and HR at Risk
- Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) Investigations
- E-Verify and Data Mining: What Are They Looking For?
- Information Sharing Agreements Between USCIS, ICE and OSC
- OSC Discrimination Claims
- Practical Strategies and Best Practices to Protect your Company NOW
Who should participate?
Elise A. Fialkowski has practiced employment based immigration law for 15 years. She has particular expertise in worksite enforcement and she leads our worksite compliance group. Elise regularly counsels clients regarding I-9 compliance, E-Verify, Social Security no-match letters and H-1B Labor Condition Application (LCA) compliance. She works with employers to develop proactive compliance programs in all these areas including detailed immigration policies and practices. To effectively implement compliance programs and limit potential liability in this era of increased enforcement, she also assists employers with internal audits and training. Elise has also successfully represented companies facing I-9 and H-1B LCA audits and investigations. An active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Elise serves on the Executive Committee of its Philadelphia Chapter and the E-Verify Liaison Committee.
Kate Kalmykov, an Associate in the Firm's New York City office, focuses her practice on business immigration. Kate has extensive experience working with various human resources departments on employment verification and worksite enforcement matters including I-9 and H-1B audits. Kate also works with corporate clients, hospitals and universities on providing creative immigration solutions to visa and work authorization needs of their employees including persons of extraordinary ability, managers and executives, professionals, treaty investors and traders as well as corporate trainees. Kate regularly works with individuals on obtaining waivers of the J-1 two year home residency requirement and National Interest waivers. Kate received her J.D. from the American University and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Kate chairs the New York Chapter's Continuing Legal Education committee and serves as Secretary of the Chapter's USCIS District Director Liaison committee.
December 15, 2010
2:30PM - 4:00PM EST
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Open Forum Q&A
How To Register:
Click here to register online.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the webinar link and call in phone number.