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    I-9 Workshop with Patrick Shen , Fragomen

    Date: October 17, 2014, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Spring Hill Suites - 17280 Valley Mall Road Hagerstown, MD
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    SpringHill Suites - 17280 Valley Mall Road Hagerstown, MD


    7:30-8:00 Registration & Breakfast
    8:00-9:30 Program

    $15.00 MEMBERS $20.00 Non Members (Guests or individuals who have not paid 2014 dues

    TOPIC: Employment Eligibility Verification

    a. Explanation of I-9 requirements, criminal and civil penalties

    b. E-Verify state and federal requirements and state law compliance in general

    c. Anti-discrimination considerations, over-documentation, citizenship status discrimination.


    Summary of the presentation:

    In recent years, federal and even some state governments have promulgated several regulations aimed at holding employers responsible for employing unauthorized workers, most notable is the requirement to use E-Verify, an electronic system that confirms an employee’s name with his/her Social Security or immigration information. The Department of Homeland Security also has intensified the investigation of employers and audits of the Form I-9.

    At the same time, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is becoming increasingly aggressive in charging employers with discrimination when employers become too cautious in the verification and “I-9” process and scrutinizes certain workers beyond what the law requires because of perceived immigration status.

    The tension between verification and antidiscrimination requirements have put employers in a “Catch-22.” This presentation will help employers comply with both requirements and to avoid common pitfalls.

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