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    I-9 Compliance and Tips for Avoiding Potential Pitfalls

    Date: February 16, 2016, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    Linda Giordano
    Colorado Mountain College, Edwards Campus - Room 258
    150 Miller Ranch Rd
    Edwards, CO 81632
    $15 HCHRA Members / $35 Non-Members
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    Stern & Curray attorneys Emily White and Theresa Vogel will be presenting on I-9 compliance and how to avoid potential pitfalls. They will address how to handle employment authorization documents for employees with temporary work permission, including what to do if an employee’s work permission expires and how to avoid discrimination claims.  Additionally, they will discuss I-9 audits by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), outlining what ICE is looking for when they conduct an audit and the financial ramifications of minor errors.  Finally, they will address the steps you should take should you find errors on your I-9s.

    Speaker Bios

    Emily Assunta White is a partner at Stern & Curray LLC and manages the firm’s removal defense and immigration litigation practice. In addition to representing clients in business immigration matters, she advises corporations in defensive I-9 audits and presents cases for cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, waivers, U visas, and asylum. Emily also advises noncitizens and their counsel on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Emily completed her legal education at the University of Denver, College of Law. While at the University of Denver, she also earned a Masters in Social Work with a focus in public policy. Emily frequently lectures to local and national audiences and has published on advanced topics in immigration law. In addition to her active casework, Emily has chaired and served on both the national American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Colorado chapter of AILA Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison committees.  

    Theresa A. Vogel is a partner and represents clients in business and family immigration matters, focusing on employment-based work visas and permanent residence. As part of the Stern & Curray I-9 team, Theresa has successfully assisted large corporate employers in responding to audits from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She began her legal career as a civil litigator handling complex matters for retailers, architects, engineers, and contractors in state and federal courts. She draws upon her prior experience in civil litigation developing “big picture” case strategy and creative solutions to complicated legal issues.  Theresa completed her law degree at The Catholic University of America-Columbus School of Law with a concentration in International and Comparative Law.   

    1.5 SHRM PDC Credits and 1 HRCI General Credit have been approved for this program.