For those employers getting chills down their spines from recent worksite raids by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the new rule requiring the use of E-Verify by federal contractors, I-9Compliance.com – a designated E-Verify service agent and member of the Pre-Employ.com Family of Companies – will co-sponsor a complimentary webinar “E-Verify & Federal Contractors: Know The Facts” on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST). The live webinar will be presented by Jorge R. Lopez, Esq. of Littler Mendelson, P.C. and Peter Weiglein of I-9Compliance.com, and features key issues surrounding ICE raids and the new rule that began September 8 requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to use the E-Verify electronic verification system to verify their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States. Those interested in attending may register at http://www.gotomeeting.com/register/115512106. Those wishing to view a FREE archived version of the webinar on demand may do so at http://www.i-9compliance.com/On-Demand-Webinars.aspx.

Participants in the webinar “E-Verify & Federal Contractors: Know The Facts” will learn how to maintain full compliance, reduce liability, eliminate errors, and ensure a legal workforce to avoid government audits that can lead to fines, penalties, and even jail. According to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) update, applicable federal contracts awarded and solicitations issued on or after September 8 will include a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause committing government contractors to use E-Verify, and companies awarded a contract with the FAR clause will be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days of the contract award date. In addition, with few exceptions, E-Verify must be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires – whether employed on a federal contract or not – and existing employees directly working on federal contracts.

Recently, ICE issued Form I-9 Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to over 650 employers nationwide as part of a new worksite enforcement initiative that targets companies that hire illegal workers instead of the illegal workers. Since ICE is targeting the individual employers responsible for hiring illegal workers, Executives, Managers, and Human Resources (HR) Professionals need the following questions answered regarding ICE’s new enforcement strategy and the new E-Verify rule that took effect on September 8.

  • What Is ICE (U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement)?
  • What Is E-Verify & How Does E-Verify Work?
  • What Is The Federal Contractor Rule?
  • What Employees Must Be Verified & When?

Now more than ever, employers must maintain full compliance or risk government audits. A designated E-Verify service agent, I-9Compliance.com – a member of the Pre-Employ.com Family of Companies – is pre-integrated with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) E-Verify system and provides employers with an electronic employment verification solution to help them manage complex compliance issues in a web-based, paperless environment. To view a FREE Webinar on demand, visit http://www.i-9compliance.com/On-Demand-Webinars.aspx. To learn more about I-9Compliance.com, visit www.i-9compliance.com, email sales@i-9compliance.com or call 1-800-300-1821. To follow Pre-Employ.com on Twitter, visit www.twitter.com/PreEmploy.

Press Release: I-9Compliance.com Offers Free Webinar For Employers Getting Chills From ICE & E-Verify Federal Contractor Rule

tahearn@i-9compliance.com

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