|E-Verify, a controversial web-based system administered by the Department of Homeland Security, is being used by an increasing number of businesses across the country to verify employees' eligibility to work in the United States. For most employers, use of E-Verify is optional. However, for many employers that perform contracts and subcontracts on behalf of the federal government, E-Verify is required. Several states, as well, require employers and contractors to use E-Verify in order to qualify for state contracts and benefits and legislation expanding E-Verify requirements is pending.
Because of the increasing requirements for employers to use E-Verify laws, it is critical for HR professionals to have a solid understanding of the E-Verify system. E-Verify is fairly simple to use, but it is important for employers to understand the requirements and the potential pitfalls before enrolling.
Webinar Discussion Topics:
- Overview of the E-Verify program
Pros and cons: make an informed decision about
- Whether to enroll in E-Verify
- What does the Memorandum of Understanding require?
- How to enroll
How to use the program, once enrolled
- What to do about Tentative Nonconfirmation
- How to avoid discrimination claims
E-Verify doesn't replace proper I-9 Administration. E-Verify users should have trained I-9 Administrators and a robust I-9 and immigration compliance policy in place before embarking on E-Verify.
Specific Agenda :
- What is E-Verify?
- How does it work?
- Who uses it?
- Who is required to use it?
- Federal contractors
- >State law requirements
- Reasons to Use E-Verify
- Part of ICE Best Practices
- Safe Harbor Provisions
- State and local law requirements
- Federal contractors
- State contractors
- STEM OPT
- Be ahead of the game
- Drawbacks of E-Verify
- Error Rates
- How to Use E-Verify
- Access Methods - employer or agent
- Program Administrator role
- Memorandum of Understanding
- Ongoing Training Requirements
- Posters, information into employment packages
- Time requirements
- Entering data into E-Verify System
- Complete I-9 first
- Log into E-Verify site
- Work Authorized - What next?
- Tentative Nonconfirmation - What next?
- Avoiding Discrimination Claims
Who Should Participate:
Anyone involved in the E-Verify and I-9 administration process, including I-9 Administrators, I-9 Auditors, HR Managers, and Compliance Officers. This course assumes that participants are familiar with I-9 administration and compliance requirements.
Featured Speakers:Award-winning business immigration lawyer, Mira Mdivani, has represented employers in ICE investigations and has conducted internal I-9 audits. She has authored books and articles on business immigration and employer immigration compliance and frequently trains HR professionals and attorneys on these issues.
Mira Mdivani is member of SHRM and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Immigration expert,Emily Haverkamp, has trained attorneys, HR professionals, and federal contract specialists on E-Verify. She has published an article about E-Verify for federal contractors in a national publication.
Continuing Education Credits:
1.0 Credit Hours
"This program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute