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    Navigating I-9 Compliance: Latest Updates, Best Practices, and Self-Audit Strategies

    Date: November 16, 2023, 7:45am – 9:30am
    South Puget Sound SHRM
    Online: You will receive a link to the event in your confirmation email upon registration.
    $10 for Students; $20 for Members; $40 for Non-Members
    Event Type:
    2023 Chapter Meetings
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    Navigating I-9 Compliance:

    Latest Updates, Best Practices, and Self-Audit Strategies


    Breanne Johnson

    Senior Attorney, Curray York & Associates LLC


    This session will provide guidance about the rules and responsibilities that exist during the employment eligibility and verification process, as well as insight into the latest I-9 updates.  We’ll discuss how the I-9 should be completed, stored, and purged, as well as best practices and how to avoid discrimination claims. The presentation will also walk participants through the lifecycle of an affirmative and will share tips, common questions, and common mistakes about the I-9. We’ll talk through how, when, and why to conduct a self-audit and the steps you should take should you find any errors on your I-9s. Additionally, if time permits we 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.  At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be up to speed on I-9 compliance updates and will be able to successfully self-audit their own I-9s.

      Learning Objectives:

      Participants will be able to:

      • Get up to speed with the latest I-9 updates and legal requirements 
      • Learn I-9 compliance best practices so that potential errors and common pitfalls can be avoided
      • Learn how a self-audit is conducted and become equipped to conduct your own self-audits


      Log in at 7:45 for networking conversation!

      This program is pending for 1.0 PDCs toward SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification and 1.0 General Credit through HRCI.


      About the Speaker:

      Breanne Johnson is the Senior Attorney at Curray York & Associates and is based in Tacoma, Washington. Breanne represents individuals and employers seeking to obtain work visas and employment-based permanent residency in the U.S. She also represents clients who are petitioning to reunite families through consular processing or adjustment of status and works regularly with foreign national students looking to explore post-graduation options to stay in the country. She represents clients in naturalization applications and in I-9 compliance matters such as affirmative and defensive I-9 audits. Breanne has been working in immigration law since 2012. Breanne attended the University of Colorado School of Law and loves her job and the immigrant communities she serves.

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