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Worksite compliance has moved from the bottom of the pile to the boardroom agenda in recent years, thanks to recent high profile cases. One cannot go a week without seeing headlines about I-9 audit fines, visa scandals, allegations of citizenship or nationality discrimination, and the resultant fallout of sinking stock prices or bruised reputations of the protected brands of the company caught in the crosshairs.
Once thought of as an “easy” one-page form, the now two-page Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification brings with it a labyrinth of rules, a 66-page government manual to explain the two-page form, and conflicting government interpretations. To complicate matters further, companies that choose or are required to use E-verify, the government’s electronic program that verifies the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees, are being data mined by the government. The data that is being given to the government in connection with E-verify is being evaluated. As the vast majority of E-verify users have data that is non-compliant, companies increase the risk of an audit from E-verify and the agencies that E-verify refers to: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Office of Special Counsel, and the Department of Labor, to name a few.
This course, presented by Amy L. Peck of Jackson Lewis P.C., who is one of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group Leaders, covers in a way never done before the top 10 compliance issues facing companies, and how you should be thinking about compliance in order to survive.
Amy L. Peck is a Principal in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She dedicates her practice exclusively to immigration law and worksite compliance, and she is Co-Leader of the firm's Immigration practice group.
Ms. Peck is one of 21 Directors elected to serve on the 14,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Board of Governors. She currently is serving on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council.
Ms. Peck is a member of the AILA National Verification Committee, which liaises with USCIS, ICE and OCAHO on I-9, E-verify and related worksite issues. Ms. Peck recently served on the AILA National USCIS Benefits Committee, the Interagency Committee, the Annual Conference Committee, previously chaired the AILA FOIA Liaison Committee, the AILA Comprehensive Reform Committee (2010-2011) and is a founding member of the Global Migration Action Group (2009 to present). She served as Chair of the AILA National Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) liaison committee (2008-2010). Ms. Peck also served as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for AILA (2008-2009) and served on the Spring Conference committee (2008-2010). She was chosen as the editor of the AILA Midyear Conference materials in 2010, and past Chair of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison committee (2004-2006). She is past Chair of the AILA Iowa-Nebraska chapter (2001-2003), and previously served as its treasurer (1999-2000).
Ms. Peck is a frequent speaker on worksite enforcement issues, and has recently been quoted in the The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on employment and enforcement immigration issues.
Presenter was very gracious, knowledgeable and articulate. She was able to explain points in a manner that should have been clear to all. I also appreciated knowing more about the inner workings of the system in order to anticipate what is expected of everyone in these procedures. Love that Bosley character!
One of the best and most practical courses I have taken.
Well-organized content; was easy to follow for someone not well-versed in the subject matter.
Fantastic "beyond the paper" advice and presentation.
The speaker illuminates this issue in a way that inspires me to look at it anew. Peck employs a conversational style and shares her perspective so compellingly that it persuades me to think differently or afresh about the subject. She informs, exposes and explains the material by blending personal stories (e.g., an airplane mishap involving white pants and chocolate; her dog Bosley chasing a vehicle) with professional practice tips.
great presentation-- presenter and material!
Very informative and the presenter was very knowledgeable.
Good, easy to understand program which will help me better represent small businesses.
Superb presentation. Learned much that I can use.
Yes, she was great. Keep her. Good conversational tone with good content.