Avoiding Discrimination in the Form I-9 and E-Verify Processes
Staffing professionals frequently complete the Form I-9 and participate in the federal government’s E-Verify program as part of their normal duties, but they may not have a proper understanding of the federal rules and laws that govern the identity verification and employment authorization processes. In recent years, staffing companies have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in civil penalties for violating these laws, whether by discriminating against individuals, hiring people who are not authorized to work in the U.S., or engaging in other forbidden practices.
This session will help staffing professionals understand how they can avoid discrimination in hiring and firing, how they can comply with Form I-9 and E-Verify rules, and how they can take advantage of free government resources for staffing professionals responsible for identity verification and employment authorization of candidates.
During this webinar, attendees will learn
- What defines discrimination based on citizenship status and national origin
- How to avoid discrimination when completing the Form I-9
- How to avoid discrimination when handling E-Verify tentative nonconfirmation notices
- What free resources are available for staffing professionals who have questions or need assistance
Liza Zamd, acting special litigation counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section
Sara-Daisy Dygert, outreach coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section