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Immigration and Employment: Compliance Steps to Minimize Penalties and the Risk of Raids

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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This CLE course will provide vital knowledge to any employer whose clients hire non-citizens. Though the intersection of immigration and employment law may seem as fundamental as filling out forms and responding to inquiries, the present policy environment belies the merits of a passive approach.


Employers make significant use of visas, and some make meaningful use--one study shows that 10% of companies that sponsor employment-driven visas sponsor more than 100 people per company. Compliance with the visa system takes extreme attention to detail, and failure to comply can have life-changing consequences for the individual and immediate economic impact on the sponsor.

There is also an onslaught of new requirements, policies, and enforcement attitudes. The DOJ Civil Rights Division's Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) began the Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative. The IER has targeted, investigated, and brought actions for discrimination against companies who favor temporary visa workers over U.S. workers. New developments are impacting H-1B premium processing, International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP), National Interest Waiver (NIW), and Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Auto-Extension

Undocumented workers are at the center of the controversy. Though I-9 requirements and the E-Verify system were designed to enforce a policy to require documentation, that has not been the outcome. ICE raids are a frequent occurrence. Thus, counsel must be prepared to plan or react.

Listen as our experienced panel of immigration attorneys, well versed in the related employment issues, discusses this quickly evolving area of the law and prepares employment counsel to address these changes and trends.



  1. Visa issues
    1. What has changed
    2. What has stayed the same
    3. Workarounds for changes
  2. Enforcement issues
    1. I-9 and E-Verify
    2. Protecting U.S. workers and other new programs
    3. Penalties
    4. Responding to an ICE raid of your business


The panel will review and address these and other essential questions:

  • How has today's political environment changed the relationship between immigration and employment law?
  • What steps, if any, to take to avoid ICE or any other government agency from appearing at the company door?
  • Can companies continue to rely on documented foreign workers in critical roles?


Ditrani, Leslie
Leslie Ditrani

Co-Managing Partner
Chin & Curtis

Ms. Ditrani has been practicing immigration law for more than 25 years. She is known for her broad expertise in...  |  Read More

Dornbaum, Neil
Neil S. Dornbaum

Dornbaum & Peregoy

Mr. Dornbaum is recognized as one of the premier immigration attorneys in the State of New Jersey. As a partner at...  |  Read More

Sotelo, Lisa
Lisa M. Sotelo

Elise Healy + Associates

Ms. Sotelo focuses her practice on Corporate and Investor Immigration. She counsels corporations, educational...  |  Read More

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