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I-9, E-Verify, and Immigration Issues for Construction Professionals

OnDemand Webinar (92 minutes)

Learn about the current issues and trends in immigration and the impact on construction.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ICE announced stepped-up efforts against employers, including many more I-9 audits and high civil fines, as well as criminal prosecutions. Many companies take a head-in-the-sand approach, thinking their paperwork is in order, or hoping they won't get caught. Are you willing to bet the ranch on your company's future? From this topic you will learn how to prepare for and think more clearly about the immigration challenges facing construction companies. Learn how to conduct a self-audit today to protect your company.


Julie A. Pace, Gammage & Burnham, PLC
Heidi Nunn-Gilman, Gammage & Burnham, PLC


Importance of Fully Completing the Form I-9

• Changes in Form I-9 Verification Procedure

• How to Audit I-9s

Responding to Government Agencies and Ice

• Handling Employee Identity Inquiries

• Addressing SSA No Match Letters

Options for Construction Companies to Respond to General Contractors Who Want Copies of I-9s

• Lawful vs. Unlawful Requests by General Contractors About I-9s

What to Do When ICE Comes Knocking

• Notice of Inspection

• Notice of Technical or Procedural Failures

• Notice of Suspect Documents

• Notice of Intent to Fine and Next Steps

Trends in Immigration Sanctions and I-9 Audits

• Increased Enforcement Against Employers

• Criminal Concerns

• Misdemeanor and Felonies Regarding Hiring

ICE Image Program

• Benefits of Program

• Lower Penalties


• Nuts and Bolts of Using E-Verify

• FAR and Government Contract Requirements

• Cautions and Issues With E-Verify

• Penalties for Violations of E-Verify Requirements