Hidden Minefields in the Worlds of Form I-9 and E-Verify and Workplace Violence

Teri Bouchard
Teri Bouchard | Axiom

Teri Bouchard is a member of Axiom’s internal in-house team, where she serves as the Vice President, Senior Counsel, Employment.

Live Video-Broadcast: February 29, 2024
Hidden Minefields in the Worlds of Form I-9 and E-Verify and Workplace Violence

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Program Summary

This course addresses the legal issues confronting attorneys in the world of I-9s and E-Verify involving onboarding, rehires and terminations and Workplace Violence. The course examines the hidden minefields faced by employment counsel and the potential claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and failure to accommodate that may arise. Recent trends and legal developments in addressing these issues will also be explored.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • I-9 and E-Verify Interaction
  • Verification of Employment Eligibility?
  • Complying with E-Verify
  • Failure to Comply with Form I-9 and E-Verify
  • Minefields

Date / Time: February 29, 2024

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Teri Bouchard_myLawCLETeri Bouchard | Axiom

Teri Bouchard is a member of Axiom’s internal in-house team, where she serves as the Vice President, Senior Counsel, Employment. She is also the acting General Counsel of Axiom Advice & Counsel, an Arizona located law firm. Axiom and Axiom Advice & Counsel are where in-house legal teams go to find the right talent for everything from routine in-house tasks to complex outside counsel work. As Axiom’s Employment Counsel, Teri advises and supports her business partners across the globe on all types of employment matters, as well as practice of law and ethics matters. Teri has over a decade of experience litigating and providing counsel to corporate clients on all employment matters.

Prior to joining Axiom’s in-house team, three and a half years ago, Teri was Employment Counsel for a nationwide flooring retailer. And, before that, she was an Associate in the employment groups of AmLaw firms and an L&E boutique. Teri first took an interest in Employment law while obtaining her J.D. at New York University, School of Law. Her passion for people (and the drama they create in the workplace) has sustained that interest.

Agenda

I. I-9 and E-Verify Interaction | 1:00pm – 1:05pm

  • Onboarding
  • Rehires
  • Termination

II. Verification of Employment Eligibility? | 1:05pm – 1:10pm

  • Physical Inspection
  • Friends and Families
  • New Developments
  • Understanding the technical developments in I-9 Software

III. Complying with E-Verify | 1:10pm – 1:15pm

IV. Failure to Comply with Form I-9 and E-Verify | 1:15pm – 1:20pm

  • Department of Homeland Security Audits (ICE Audits)
  • Penalties

V. Minefields | 1:20pm – 1:25pm

  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • Due Diligence
  • Hidden Challenges
    • New Hires versus Continuing Employees

VI. Federal Contractor Rule | 1:25pm – 1:30pm

VII. New Developments in the I-9 World | 1:30pm – 1:35pm

VIII. Workplace Violence | 1:35pm – 1:40pm

  • What is Workplace Violence?
    • Suicidal Ideation
    • Terrorist Threats
    • Threats Against Co-Workers

IX. The Employment Counsel’s Role | 1:40pm – 1:45pm

X. Prevention | 1:45pm – 1:50pm

  • Workplace Violence Policy
  • Warning Signs of Workplace Violence
  • Escalation
  • Crisis Management Team

XI. Minefields: Employment Actions | 1:50pm – 2:00pm

  • Contact with Law Enforcement Actions
  • Evaluation of Employment Claim
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Accommodation
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Discipline up to and including Termination
  • Potential Legal Claims