DETROIT, Feb. 9, 2010 - The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) E-Verify electronic employment verification system is now required for many government contractors and subcontractors. Additionally, according to numbers released to the Center for Immigration Studies by the Department of Homeland Security, E-Verify is currently being used to determine work authorization for one in four new hires in the United States.
nowHIRE.com will host a complimentary webinar to highlight the importance of being Form I-9 compliant and shed light on the implications of the E-Verify mandate on U.S. businesses. Without consistent and diligent I-9 processes, companies run the risk of non-compliance, which can result in government fines and public embarrassment. The webinar will take place on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at 2 p.m. Eastern time (11 a.m. Pacific time). Register at the following link https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/773139073.
During the webinar, Clark Hill's Michael P. Nowlan will provide an overview of I-9 compliance and E-Verify, including the importance of automating I-9 processing, the latest legal updates about E-Verify, who is impacted by E-Verify and how employers can avoid penalties and fines.
Nowlan is the co-leader of Clark Hill's Immigration Practice Group. Clark Hill is a full-service law firm. Nowlan's immigration practice includes representation of Fortune 500 companies, religious institutions, scientists and engineers, and other professionals and their families as they plan for U.S. entry. Nowlan's expertise also includes in-depth knowledge of all business and family immigration, nonimmigrant visas, and the permanent residence and naturalization processes. Nowlan continues to be an advocate for immigrant rights before immigration officials on a regional and national level and within Immigration Court as a trial attorney.
"Even prior to the government mandate taking effect, I would recommend the use of the E-Verify system as a best practice for verifying the identities of employees," said Clark Hill's Michael P. Nowlan. "I have found that electronic systems for verifying work authorization help minimize the errors that we see with I-9 forms and frequently help deal with the turnover in HR staff and management."
During the webinar, nowHIRE will demo their I-9 Comply System with the optional E-Verify component. The I-9 Compliance and E-Verify Program from nowHIRE integrates with the federal government's E-Verify program and allows organizations to view and directly submit data to the federal E-Verify system. The system also enables organizations to (1) manage I-9 forms and E-Verify new hires from one system, preventing potential verification problems that can result in fines up to $1,100 per violation, (2) provides full compliance with I-9 regulations with respect to electronic processing, storing and tracking I-9s and, (3) ensures all I-9s are complete as well as transmitted and stored securely.
nowHIRE is a federally approved designated agent, and nowHIRE's E-Verify Program is a government-certified program.
To register for the complimentary webinar, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/773139073.
Since 1999, nowHIRE has provided talent management products for companies of every size within diverse vertical markets. Their industry-defining solutions feature fully integrated, talent sourcing tools, Web-Based recruiting products and talent management software modules, including I-9 compliance and E-Verify. Companies can configure the software to their specific recruiting needs-for hourly, salaried, internal or contingent employees, or any combination thereof. For more information, visit www.nowHIRE.com.
Joseph N Impastato II
Fisher Vista, LLC
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