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    July Meeting- What Every HR Professional Needs To Know About I-9 Compliance

    Date: July 27, 2016, 7:30am
    Esther Contreras
    Workforce Center of Will County
    2400 Glenwood Avenue
    Joliet, Il
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    Esther Contreras helps international and US employers with all aspects of immigration law, including Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance, and processing work visas and green cards for their employees. Her clients span a wide range of industries, including IT, manufacturing, financial services, health care, education, food and the arts. Ms. Contreras holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois College of Law, is admitted to practice in Illinois, and is active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, Hispanic National Bar Association, and previously served as Vice-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Immigration Committee and on the University of Illinois Law Alumni Board.

    What Every HR Professional Needs To Know About I-9 Compliance

    The Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is the process that all US employers are legally mandated to complete to ensure their employees have authorization to work. The I-9 process is an area rife with difficulties for employers due to ever-changing immigration policies and laws. This session will provide HR professionals of all experience levels with a refresher on the Form I-9 completion process. We will review recent government guidance and the new “Smart I-9” form. We will also cover common employer mistakes, best practices, special considerations for self-audits and E-Verify employers, and resources available to employers.

    Are your Forms I-9 in order? After the program, Esther will remain to provide 10 to 15 minute consultations to answer specific questions you may have relating to your company’s I-9 process and review a sample of your Forms I-9. If you’d like to participate, please bring copies of up to three Forms I-9 for your employees.