WEBINAR – Ongoing: How to Legally and Remotely Hire and Reverify Under New Coronavirus I-9 Rules

Corporate Immigration Compliance Institute | March 30, 2020

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While every person hired in the U.S. is required to present employment documents, the rules requiring it be done in person just changed — freeing those working from home to hire without risking their health or lives. Free webinars teaching employers how to hire and reverify under the new I-9 rules, including a written policy that must be in place before hiring and reverifying virtually, are being offered by lawyers who are leading experts in the corporate immigration compliance field as their way of helping businesses hire during the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Many of Corporate Immigration Compliance Institute‘s largest clients wanted to maintain I-9 compliance in their hiring and reverification but were unwilling to risk lives to examine potential hires’ employment documents in person as previously required by Department of Homeland Security (DHS),” says nationally renowned expert Mira Mdivani, an attorney, author of three books on I-9 compliance, and President of the Kansas Bar Association.

Within minutes of the announcement that I-9 employment verification documents temporarily can be accepted by email, fax or video, Mdivani’s firm went to work planning a free webinar to teach employers how to follow the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) related rules. An email to clients generated a flood of registrations filling the first webinar in an hour.

More free one-hour “I-9 Compliance and Onboarding Under Threat of COVID-19” webinars — open to any business remotely operating its Human Resources during the Coronavirus crisis — are planned over Zoom so that participants can ask questions. Webinars currently are scheduled at 2 p.m. on March 31 and April 2 and will continue to be offered as long as there is demand. Participants also will receive a free sample written policy that employers must have in place before they can hire virtually.

The “I-9 Compliance and Onboarding Under Threat of COVID-19” webinars will be taught by business immigration lawyers who are leading experts in the corporate immigration compliance field, including Mdivani, Danielle Atchison, and Leyla McMullen.

“We are all in this together and we felt that it was important for us to waive our fees while helping employers learn how to operate under the new rules. Now, they can hire and reverify without sitting in the same room as employees and looking at original documents,” Mdivani says. “This has the potential to save lives and enable the economy to be more productive. We have a duty to help our country and this free vital COVID-19 related training is an important way Corporate Immigration Compliance Institute can make a difference.”

In addition to covering how to comply with DHS’s new rules regarding examining employees’ verification documents, the webinars will outline legal and practical issues related to onboarding and reverification during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will include IRCA legal requirements and issues during a pandemic, DHS’s new flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance, handling new and current I-9s, I-9 Internal Audit Issues, USCIS guidance and practice changes, and ICE I-9 inspections including recent changes.

To register for one of Corporate Immigration Compliance Institute’s free webinars, email your name, company, and webinar requested to evan.robinson@usimmigrationcompliance.com.  More information and scheduled dates are available at usimmigrationcompliance.com.

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