Join Us for an Informative Presentation
Someone from Every Business Should Attend
Work Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 Compliance and E-Verify,
The Immigrant Worker Protection Act and ICE Enforcement
April 25, 2018
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Presented by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
What This is About
In October 2017, Governor Brown signed laws making California a “Sanctuary State.”
The Immigrant Worker Protection Act (IWPA) was also enacted and took effect on January 1, 2018. This new law applies to both private and public California employers – big and small – and essentially requires California employers to do what the name of the law implies – protect their workers – from federal immigration enforcement agents. The new California law has left many employers feeling they are in a difficult and precarious position. California legislators have attempted to allay these feelings, stating that employers are not required to violate federal law.
California employers are required to comply with both federal and California laws, however, which means they need to know the laws.
This is Not a Game of Hide and Seek with Little Consequences
This is Serious Stuff, and It’s Complicated
The idea of being required by California law to refuse a request of federal law enforcement agents, restrict the movement of law enforcement agents in any way or tell federal law enforcement agents what they can and cannot do is not a comfortable situation for most business owners, human resource professionals, office managers and other business representatives.
Does someone at your business know EXACTLY what is required by federal law and what is required – and prohibited – by California law?
Does someone at your business know EXACTLY what your business is required to do according to both federal and California law if your business receives a Notice of Inspection or federal law enforcement agents show up?
Take Steps Now to Avoid the Risks Later
Because 72 hours is not a lot of time to figure out what to do and get it done right.
Penalties for noncompliance are hefty – up to $10,000 per violation of California law.
As for violations of federal law, the consequences can be dire.
The Costs . . .
More than $105 Million in Fines, Forfeitures and Restitution
Arrests, Indictments and Convictions of Business Owners and Managers
It has been reported that according to ICE, in 2017, it ordered businesses to pay $97.6 million in judicial forfeiture, fines and restitution and $7.8 million in civil fines. And, for example, out of a reported number of 1,360 audits in 2017, it made 139 criminal arrests and 172 administrative arrests, and 71 indictments resulting in 55 convictions of business owners and managers.
Making the situation even more daunting, California employers are reportedly now more likely to be targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents working to enforce federal law. The agency is expected to increase the number of Form I-9 audits it conducts each year and conduct more workplace raids similar to the ones reported in recent news reports.
This program will provide businesses with information about voluntary compliance programs. Information about what employers can do to ensure compliance with employment eligibility laws and the E-Verify Process will be explained.
Who Should Attend:
• human resource professionals, office managers, and payroll professionals;
• business owners, executives, supervisors and managers; and
• everyone interested in learning how to keep their organization legally compliant.
Where: San Diego-Poway Hampton Inn and Suites – (corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Stowe Dr. at 14068 Stowe Drive, Poway)
Cost (includes lunch): $55/person before March 30th, $65/person after. LMRC Ambassadors receive a $10 discount off of this price! If you are not a current LMRC Program Ambassador and would like information on becoming an Ambassador to save on registration costs, please contact Jillian Bruni, MBA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 753-1775.
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