Employer Liability for Undocumented Workers
Managing Risk and Avoiding Sanctions in an Era of Heightened Immigration Enforcement
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare employment and immigration counsel to face the government's current enforcement efforts on workplace immigration laws. The panel will provide practical guidance on how businesses can comply with immigration laws to avoid penalties, prosecution and lawsuits.
- History of enforcement efforts
- ICE guidelines
- November Fine Memo
- Managing risk through due diligence — compliance, Form I-9, policy, audit
- Internal reviews
- Defining the universe of who must be I-9d (employee vs. contractor)
- Electronic I-9s
- E-Verify — is it right for you?
- Enforcement efforts
- Form I-9 ICE audits
- Criminal prosecutions
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What current enforcement efforts are underway to curb the employment of undocumented workers?
- What penalties do employers face if found to have violated the rules and regulations governing the employment of foreign workers?
- What are some best practices to ensure compliance with federal and state immigration laws?
Ms. Sabagh is the head of the firm's Immigration Practice Group. She practices in the areas of immigration and... | Read More
Ms. Sabagh is the head of the firm's Immigration Practice Group. She practices in the areas of immigration and nationality law and litigation. She has more than 25 years of experience in representing diverse clients. She helps corporate clients manage both inbound and outbound employment immigration. She is a recognized leader in developing strategic business immigration programs and policies.Close
She leads the firm's Los Angeles immigration group. She provides guidance to domestic and foreign employers... | Read More
She leads the firm's Los Angeles immigration group. She provides guidance to domestic and foreign employers regarding U.S. immigration laws, regulations and employment compliance matters. She provides practical and innovative strategies and immigration practices that work for companies. She also assists companies with completing due diligence, as well as conducting I-9 and H-1B audits.Close
Mary E. Pivec
Keller and Heckman
She has more than 25 years experience advising employers in a broad range of workplace and labor relations issues.... | Read More
She has more than 25 years experience advising employers in a broad range of workplace and labor relations issues. Since 1987, she has represented employers in civil and criminal worksite enforcement cases, I-9 audits, and immigration-related discrimination claims litigation. In 1990, her defense practice expanded to include H-1B/LCA investigations and DOL enforcement proceedings.Close