I-9 Compliance Webinar to Help Companies Avoid, Prepare For And Survive An ICE Audit

DETROIT — January 6, 2011 — John Morton, head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has stated the organization intends to increase its scrutiny of employers. Employer audits are up 50 percent over last year, and approximately $50 million in fines were imposed by the federal government in fiscal year (FY) 2010.

On January 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm Eastern /10:00 am Pacific, talent management system provider nowHIRE will host the complimentary webinar, “I-9 Compliance…Is Your Company at Risk?” During this hour-long webinar, immigration attorney Mike Nowlan will cover:

– the latest developments in Employment Eligibility Management
– trends in I-9 Compliance Review Activity
– pitfalls of conducting in-house audits
– record retention
– fines and penalties
– tips to determine your risk and to develop an Employment Eligibility Verification process

“As the recent million-dollar Abercrombie & Fitch case demonstrates, no one is safe from I-9 scrutiny,” said Nowlan. “With the right processes in place, companies can avoid the fines and debarments that can come with violations.”

This complimentary webinar has been approved for 1.0 (General ) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The webinar was created to assist human resources professionals, supervisors, managers, and other individuals responsible for maintaining their organization’s compliance with immigration laws.

“ICE doesn’t care whether you meant to violate the law or not,” said Joseph N. Impastato II, nowHIRE’s president and chief executive officer. “We are offering this webinar so that companies understand the resources available today that can help them avoid a visit from the ICE man.”

To register for the webinar, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/506117040.

About nowHIRE
Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided applicant tracking systems for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. Their industry-defining solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules. Companies can configure the software to their specific recruiting needs—for hourly, salaried, internal or contingent employees, or any combination thereof.

About Mike Nowlan
Nowlan is the co-leader of full-service law firm Clark Hill’s Immigration Practice Group. Nowlan’s immigration practice includes representation of Fortune 500 companies as well as religious institutions and professionals and their families planning for U.S. entry. Nowlan’s expertise includes in-depth knowledge of all business and family immigration, nonimmigrant visas, and the permanent residence and naturalization processes. Nowlan appears before immigration officials on a regional and national level and within Immigration Court as a trial attorney.

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