Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM CDT
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Sikich LLP - Springfield 
3201 W. White Oaks Dr., Ste. 102
Springfield, IL 62704

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Kimberly McNamara 
Illinois Manufacturers' Association 

IMA Meeting: I-9 Compliance & ICE 

Is your company in compliance with its I-9 procedures and prepared for an ICE inspection? 

ICE inspections at businesses across the country are frequently in the news.   These visits have increased in number since the beginning of 2017, and many morph into criminal prosecutions of businesses, managers, owners and employees who allegedly hire undocumented immigrants.  Fines are also increasing at a record-setting pace.  Having the proper immigration compliance procedures in place is a must in today’s world.  Join us as we discuss the proper I-9 completion process, E-Verify procedures, preparing for an ICE visit and how to develop a response plan to an ICE audit. 

About Our Presenters:

Joy Duce, partner for Sikich Human Resource Consulting Services, has significant experience in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that are compliant and aligned with the firm’s business strategies, goals and objectives.  She has deep expertise in areas including training, benefit administration, employee relations, performance management plan design, attraction and retention programs, organizational development programs and leadership and employee development.

Michael Palmer, partner in the South Bend, Indiana and Grand Rapids, Michigan offices of Barnes & Thornburg LLP.  He primarily represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  He handles union-related issues, employment litigation, general employment counseling, and immigration compliance.  He represents employers during government immigration raids and audits, defends executives and companies in federal criminal proceedings involving alleged immigration violations, helps companies conduct their own internal I-9 audits, and developed and implemented an immigration compliance program for companies to reduce the risk of immigration compliance issues.