Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm offers a wide variety of services to North Carolina-based, national and international businesses seeking guidance regarding work site compliance matters and workforce employment eligibility verification.
Our worksite compliance team navigates complex and ever-changing requirements to help companies develop processes and procedures to ensure alignment with immigration and labor law.
Enforcement investigations, audits and actions have all increased in recent years.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducts audits to ensure employer I-9 records are accurate and compliant with federal immigration law. In certain situations, employers must present additional corporate records, as well. Any employer can be subject to an I-9 audit initiated by a Notice of Inspection.
Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm works with companies to develop institutional compliance procedures, as well as to respond specifically to an ICE audit.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to electronically verify employment eligibility of newly hired employees. More than 225,000 employers, both large and small, across the United States use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of their employees.
While participation in the program is not mandatory for some businesses, others may be required by state law or federal regulation to use E-Verify, depending on its number of employees.
Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm’s worksite compliance team partners with businesses to analyze their need for E-Verify, enroll in the program and develop individualized strategies with HR and other internal professionals to best implement the system.
Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm’s onsite training program demystifies complicated and nuanced laws and regulations, enabling companies to develop specific and actionable plans to minimize compliance risk.
Specialized training programs are offered in the following areas:
- Understanding the Form I-9
- I-9 Consolidation
- Developing I-9 Systems
- H-1B and Labor Certification Compliance
- Implementing E-Verify
- Reducing Employment Compliance Risk
- Responding to Audits
Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm designs programs tailored to each specific organization’s unique needs and helps companies develop implementation and integration plans.
Our training includes:
- Customized program content and format for each individual organization.
- Training conducted entirely around businesses needs and scheduled at convenient times and locations.
- Onsite group training of managers and employers, which can reduce costs when compared with individual offsite training.
- Collaborative program content, which creates better communication and teamwork among departments and management levels and leads to more uniform management practices and policy implementation.
Onsite training programs are prepared and presented by our attorneys, whose knowledge and extensive experience in training and development help make the issues understandable, interesting and practical.