USCIS Webinar on Form I-9 Compliance with Questions Answered
THURSDAY | MAY 7, 2020 | 2.00 PM EST 11.00 AM PSTPRESENTER: GLORIA AITKEN
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Get an expert's perspective on how to comply with the Form I-9 process, get answers to your questions, learn about the new guidance on remote verifications during COVID-19 and manage your Form I-9 compliance during this webinar.
Our Presenter Gloria Aitken is with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services U.S. Department of Homeland Security and will share info on common I-9 mistakes, tips, and tricks on complex questions you face every day. The webinar will provide tips on complying with the USCIS Form I-9 requirements, provide practical guidance and avoids fines from Form I-9 mistakes.
Early registrants can also submit your questions for the USCIS team member to answer during the webinar. Questions can be submitted in the registration form.
In addition to a general overview of the Form I-9 and E-Verify process, the presenter will provide additional insight and guidance for users who want to know more about specialized topics including the following:
- The New Form I-9
- Reverification of employment authorization (rehires, etc.)
- What to do when an employee’s employment authorization expires
- What to do when an Employment Authorization Document (I-766) expires
- E-Verify updates
- Completing Form I-9 for Remote Hire
- Electronic signatures on Forms I-9
- Leaves of absence, layoffs
- Making corrections to the Form I-9
- Accepting receipts (TPS, automatic extensions, expired EAD)
In this session, the USCIS speaker will discuss what changes are coming, the E-Verify interfaces and proposed changes, the New Version of Form I-9 along with the deferred physical presence requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) under Section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and often overlooked aspects of the Form I-9.
USCIS published the Form I-9 Federal Register notice announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on Jan. 31, 2020. This new version contains minor changes to the form and its instructions.
Beginning May 1, 2020, all employers will be required to use the new version of Form I-9 for all new hires or for reverification. After April 30, 2020, employers who fail to use the new Form I-9 may be subject to fines and penalties under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Also due to precautions being implemented by employers and employees related to physical proximity associated with COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will exercise discretion to defer the physical presence requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) under Section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
With government audits and penalties for non-compliance on the rise, proper management of the Form I-9 process is essential. Learn best practices directly from the Department of Homeland Security in our free webinar on 7th May, 2020 at 2.00 PM EST 11.00 AM PST.
About the Presenter:
Gloria AitkenPublic speaker & published author with USCIS over a decade.
Gloria Aitken graduated a Journalism major from The George Washington University, in Washington, DC. She joined the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), as a Management and Program Analyst in 2004. Prior to joining USCIS, Ms. Aitken worked in the legal field, as a paralegal, and wrote healthcare policy for the Blue Cross, Blue Shield Association. Ms. Aitken is a published author, and ran for a political office in Prince Georges County, Maryland.
Ms. Aitken has been routinely called upon to deliver presentations for congressional events, and she has provided testimony on E-Verify before the Utah State Legislature. Also, several county government entities have called upon Ms. Aitken to assist them in developing Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) best practices.
Ms. Aitken has been a public speaker for over ten years, and is a former owner of an income tax preparation business.