Be Ready for ICE: Employer's Compliance Obligations, How to Conduct Internal I-9 Audit and How to Correct Your Errors

On-Demand Webinar Starts On October 23, 2018

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Duration - 60 minutes
Speaker : Bruce E. Buchanan

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About The Event

I9 Violation can cost you big, learn more about violation, audit, penalties & more

Immigration attorney Bruce Buchanan, the co-author of I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, will discuss the 5-fold increase in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement, through I-9 Inspections, and the doubling of ICE penalties to a maximum of over $2200. per I-9 violation. Mr. Buchanan will teach employers what to do now before an ICE inspection - conduct an internal I-9 audit, including how to correct errors on I-9 forms, and an effective Immigration Compliance Policy for your organization.

Areas Covered

  1. Compliance obligations under IRCA
  2. I-9 changes in 2016-17
    • Significant Changes in 2016
    • No Significant Changes in 2017
  3. Impact of Increased ICE I-9 Inspections and Higher Penalties on Employers
    • 5-fold Increase in ICE I-9 Inspections
    • Penalties for Companies Committing I-9 Violations
    • $95 Million - Highest Penalty Ever
    • Doubling of I-9 Penalties
    • Example of Impact of New Penalties
  4. Internal I-9 Audit
    • Importance of internal self-audits;
    • How to conduct a self-audit;
    • How to accurately complete an I-9 form to determine worker Identity and eligibility;
    • How to properly correct errors or missing data on the I- 9 forms;
  5. Importance of an Immigration Compliance Policy;
  6. Key terms that should be in your Immigration Compliance Policy


This webinar will teach participants the following:

  • Employer’s I-9 compliance obligations;
  • Changes made in I-9 form in 2016-17;
  • How to determine whether employee authorized to work;
  • Significance of internal I-9 audits;
  • Why the difference between substantive and technical violation is important;
  • How should I-9 errors be corrected or remediated; and
  • Potential consequences and penalties from an ICE audit.

Who Should Attend

HR Professionals, Compliance Officers, payroll staff, in – house counsel, COOs, and owners of small companies

Industries: Human Resource, HR Compliance
Bruce E. Buchanan

Bruce E. Buchanan is a partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC at their Nashville and Atlanta offices, where he primarily represents employers in all aspects of immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance, as well as employment/labor law matters.

Mr. Buchanan received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982. He served as senior trial specialist for the National Labor Relations Board for 20 years. Mr. Buchanan also served for 12 years as Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. After going into private practice in 2003, he worked at two law firms, including Siskind Susser P.C., before forming his own law firm in late 2015.

Mr. Buchanan authors his own blog on employer immigration compliance for He is also the editor of the Tennessee Bar Association's Immigration Law Section Newsletter and Labor & Employment Law Newsletter, and AILA’s Georgia-Alabama, Central Florida and South Florida’s Chapters Newsletter on 11th Circuit decisions, OCAHO decisions and BIA decisions. Mr. Buchanan recently served on the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s National Verification Liaison Committee. He is past-Chair of the TBA's Immigration Law Section and Arkansas Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section. Mr. Buchanan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee and the Lupus Foundation – Mid-South.

Mr. Buchanan is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Arkansas, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and D.C. Circuit.

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