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The Knowledge Group Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Understanding Form I-9 Violations: Reducing Risks and Ensuring Best Practices for Employers in 2017

New York, NY, January 17, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: “Understanding Form I-9 Violations: Reducing Risks and Ensuring Best Practices for Employers in 2017 Live Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 (ET).

Event Synopsis:

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

Speakers/Faculty Panel

Alston & Bird, LLP
Eileen M.G. Scofield

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Nataliya Dominguez

For an updated list of the faculty panel, please visit:

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group, brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.

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