This 'Immigration Compliance' seminar will assist professionals with the complex U.S. Immigration Law issues involving recruitment, hiring, documentation (LCAs and I-9s), recordkeeping, audits, corporate changes, and termination and layoffs. It will take you on a journey in the life cycle of a new employee from an immigration perspective from recruitment, offer, application, recordkeeping, audits, termination and/or layoff.
The current fast changing market conditions require that professionals stay up to date and knowledgeable with U.S. Immigration laws under the Department of Homeland Security. The excellent panelists hope to provide you with the latest tools to understand the requirements, stay in compliance with U.S. Immigration laws and regulations, prevent and/or manage audits, and ultimately, retain and maintain the best workers.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Recruiting And Hiring: Step By Step/Preparing For Day 1
- Do's And Don'ts Of Labor Condition Applications And Recordkeeping
- Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification And Recordkeeping
- Corporate Changes (Portability, Merger And Acquisitions)
- Termination And/Or Layoffs
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Welcome And Overview
A. Speaker Introductions
B. Seminar Overview – 'In The Life Cycle Of An Employee'
C. Compliance: Why?
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
II. Recruiting And Hiring: Step By Step/Preparing For Day 1
A. The Safe Path Between Discriminating And Identifying Ineligible Workers
B. Advertising, Reviewing Applications, And Interviewing: Do's And Don'ts
C. 'There's No Such Thing As A Work Permit': Understanding Employment Authorization
D. The Well-Worded Offer Letter
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
III. Do's And Don'ts Of Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) And Recordkeeping
A. Breaking Apart The Labor Condition Application
B. Attestations On The LCA; 'Employer Be Informed'
C. Why Is An LCA So Critical?
D. Storage And Recordkeeping
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
IV. Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification And Recordkeeping: How To Complete And
Maintain The I-9
A. Employee's Information And Verification
B. Key Pointers
C. Social Security Number Issues
D. Acceptable Documents
E. List A, List B And List C: What Are Acceptable Documents?
F. The Pros And Cons Of Photocopying Documents
G. Updating And Reverifying Information
H. Recordkeeping: When Should You Purge?
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
V. Investigations And Audits
A. Internal Audits
B. Governmental Agency Audits (US CIS, DOL, SS Administration)
C. Letter From A Federal Investigator? Help!
D. Penalties And Sanctions
E. Summary: How To Safeguard Against Audits
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
VI. Dealing With Change: The Impact Of Employer And Job Changes On Recordkeeping
A. Employer Changes: Mergers; Takeovers; Acquisitions; Consolidations; Restructurings
B. Job Changes: Promotion And Demotion; Lateral Moves (Including H-1B Portability); Relocation; Furloughs
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Terminations And Lay-Offs: Closure; End Of The Relationship
A. Non-Immigrant Issues: Is There A Grace Period?
B. The One Way Ticket Home
C. Informing The Immigration Service
D. Immigrant Issues: What Happens To The Green Card Application? (Labor Certification, AC-21: Portability)