New York, NY, January 14, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Nataliya Dominguez, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Understanding Form I-9 Violations: Reducing Risks and Ensuring Best Practices for Employers in 2017 Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 (ET).
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About Nataliya Dominguez
Nataliya Binshteyn Dominguez focuses her practice on corporate immigration and employer compliance matters. She advises multinational corporations and individuals regarding the visa and work authorization needs of U.S. and global personnel, complex Request for Evidence responses, and the immigration-related consequences of corporate transactions. She specializes in Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance issues, including government investigations, due diligence reviews, employer compliance programs, and immigration-related defense related to worksite enforcement investigations. In addition, Nataliya has significant experience in preparing employment-based immigration petitions, particularly O-1, L-1, H-1B, and adjustment of status cases. She also represents political asylum applicants in immigration proceedings and frequently authors articles about immigration developments, including on the firm's Inside Business Immigration: Legal Analysis for the Global Employer blog.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with approximately 2000 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 38 commercial and government centers across the United States and in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal arenas.
Implementing the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 or Inflation Adjustment Act, the US Departments of Justice (DOJ), Labor (DOL) and Homeland Security (DHS) have made a significant increase in civil fines for immigration-related offenses committed by employers. The new penalties, which went into effect last August 1, 2016, are applicable to violations occurring after November 2, 2015. The largest increase in fines involves Form I-9 violations, from $110 – $1,100 per violation to $216 – $2,156.
The increased fines only demonstrate the government's continued efforts on enforcing federal immigration laws. To avoid steep financial liability, employers should ensure that they have a comprehensive Form I-9 compliance policy in place. It is also wise to periodically conduct an internal audit to remediate errors and lessen the severity of the Form I-9 violation fine.
In this two-hour live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help employers understand the significant aspects of this topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion on how to reduce risks and ensure best practices in light of the harsher penalties for Form I-9 violations.
Key topics include:
· Overview of Employment Eligibility Verification
· Revised I-9 Form and Requirements
· Recent Guidance on Electronic Form I-9 Systems and Internal Audits
· Compliance and Risk Issues
· Common Form I-9 Violations and Mistakes
· Form I-9 Adjusted New Penalty
· Best Compliance Practices
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/