DC Bar Program Examines Immigration Compliance And Employment

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 01:00

Join the DC Bar on Wednesday, February 16, for a seminar that will look into the role of federal government agencies in immigration compliance and employment.

The seminar begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 8:45 p.m. and is located at the DC Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Immigration laws that impact employment are enforced by an array of government agencies. Experienced government agency representatives will help participants gain insight into immigration compliance from a government agency perspective, addressing these issues and more: knowingly hiring unauthorized aliens; failure to comply with I-9 employment verification requirements; immigration-related unfair employment practices; immigration-related document fraud and other nonconformities; and the development of the law on National Labor Relations Act remedies for undocumentedworkers.

The faculty also will discuss broader policy issues, including increased civil fines and criminal sanctions for employers.

The speakers are Peter Asaad, Immigration Solutions Group LLC; Ellen Thomas, administrative law judge, Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice; Ellen Farrell, National Labor Relations Board; Elizabeth Hack, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice; and Katherine Lotspeich, Verification Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register, visit www.dcbar.org.