LawLogix Announces Free Webinar Series to Help Employers Face the New Reality of Form I-9 Audits

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LawLogix will host a complimentary webinar series beginning April 6th covering I-9 Audits for Employers. The series will feature a special appearance from Paul Virtue, former executive associate commissioner and general counsel of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and author of the 1997 INS policy memorandum on the Good Faith Compliance Defense.

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For many companies, the I-9 audit process is deeply shrouded in mystery. This webinar series will shed some much-needed light by examining both the policy and practical realities of ICE audits from people in the know

LawLogix Group, Inc., the leader in I-9 and E-Verify Compliance Software, announced today that it will host a three-part webinar series on the new reality of Form I-9 audits beginning April 6th. Featuring a special appearance from Paul Virtue, former executive associate commissioner and general counsel of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and author of the 1997 INS policy memorandum on the Good Faith Compliance Defense, this webinar series will explore the major policy changes at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), recent I-9 enforcement trends, and new electronic tools which facilitate compliance with frequently changing rules. Employers are encouraged to register early for this unique learning series “Policy and Practice: The New Reality of Form I-9 Audits”, as space is limited.

“Managing Form I-9 compliance is becoming an even more critical task for organizations across the U.S. with increasing worksite investigations, significant penalties and fines, and the expansion of E Verify,” said John Fay, who serves as General Counsel of LawLogix while also managing the company’s comprehensive I-9 and E-Verify news blog. “Over the past few months, we’ve received dozens of emails asking about ICE’s current enforcement policies and I-9 auditing practices as employers brace themselves for the inevitable audit. It’s a difficult and constantly changing area of employer compliance, which calls for thorough planning and coordination with trusted legal counsel.”

Dan Siciliano, co-founder of LawLogix and Director of Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, reiterated this message while also promoting the value of continuous employer education. “For many companies, the I-9 audit process is deeply shrouded in mystery and there is a constant struggle to learn some very complex and often contradictory rules in order to avoid government penalties,” said Siciliano. “We hope this webinar series will shed some much-needed light on this process by examining both the policy and practical realities of ICE audits from people in the know. It’s certain to be a very informative learning series, and we sincerely thank all of our attorney panelists for lending their significant expertise.”

Each one-hour session in this three-part series is presented live and online by recognized experts in the field. The first webinar also features Charles M. Miller, co-author of the American Bar Association's best-seller "Immigration Compliance Auditing for Lawyers". Released in March 2011, the book is already considered an indispensable resource, found on the desktops of leading attorneys and I-9 compliance professionals alike.

Webinar Schedule

Session 1: Changes in Form I-9 Enforcement Policy
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 11:30am to 12:30pm EST

Special Guest: Paul Virtue, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Panelists: Charles Miller, Miller Law Offices and John Fay, LawLogix Group, Inc.
Moderator: Dan Siciliano, Stanford Law School

This session will provide an overview of the current Form I-9 audit landscape, ICE policies related to enforcement, and an analysis of the latest guidance on employers' civil and criminal liability for Form I-9 violations. The panelist will also discuss Form I-9 auditing resources and electronic tools for achieving compliance.

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Session 2: Form I-9 Audits: Lessons learned from the Field
Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 11:30am to 12:30pm EST

Panelists: Wendy Padilla-Madden, Balch & Bingham LLP and John Fay, LawLogix Group, Inc.
Moderator: Dan Siciliano, Stanford Law School

This session will provide insights into the latest Form I-9 auditing trends by examining recent investigations from the field. The panelists will also discuss audits of electronic I-9 systems, including the importance of permanent audit trails, electronic signature methodologies, and NOI response strategies.

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Session 3: Form I-9 Policy and Audit Questions
Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 11:30am to 12:30pm EST

Panelists: Wendy Padilla-Madden, Balch & Bingham LLP and John Fay, LawLogix Group, Inc.
Moderator: Dan Siciliano, Stanford Law School

This session will be devoted exclusively to answering questions gathered from the first two webinars in our series. The panelists will also field additional questions throughout the webinar and provide the latest updates on I-9 enforcement policies and practices.

Register Here

About LawLogix
LawLogix assists millions of people every year through its innovative Electronic I-9 Compliance, E-Verify and Immigration Case Management Software. Founded in 2000, LawLogix is the trusted provider for many prestigious corporations that include one of the world’s top five largest banks, 3M, Pfizer, Aon Corp, Cargill, US Airways, Highmark and McKesson. As the only company in our industry with attorneys dedicated exclusively to analyzing the latest developments in I-9, and E-Verify and Immigration law, LawLogix is confident our applications will provide organizations with the most legally compliant and efficient solutions on the market. For more information about LawLogix and our suite of products, please visit the LawLogix website at http://www.lawlogix.com.

About Immigration Compliance Auditing for Lawyers
Charles M. Miller, Marcine A. Seid and S. Christopher Stowe, Jr. have written the definitive step-by-step guide for conducting immigration compliance audits. Featuring a foreword by former INS General Counsel, Paul W. Virtue, "Immigration Compliance Auditing for Lawyers" contains an authoritative analysis of the latest federal law and policy required for competent, independent and ethical immigration compliance auditing. This essential book will provide you with the necessary tools and resources needed for an immigration compliance audit, including the auditing of I-9 Forms, compliance programs, employers' civil and criminal liability and anti-discrimination. From the I-9 Audit Checklist to the Auditor's step-by step Guide, auditors are provided an integrated auditing system that incorporates the latest ICE policies and OCAHO decisions. To learn more about this essential resource, please visit the American Bar Association (ABA) Book Publishing site.

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