New World in Immigration Compliance – Alternative Procedure of Virtual Verification and New I-9 Form
Bruce E. Buchanan | Littler Mendelson
Bruce E. Buchanan is Special Counsel at Littler Mendelson’s Nashville, Tennessee
office. Bruce counsels employers on
mmigration compliance issues, conducts
nternal I-9 audits, represents employers in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inspections/audits and Immigrant and Employee Rights (IER) investigations, and employment-based visas.
On-Demand:September 14, 2023
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On August 1, 2023, “qualified” employers were authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to use an optional alternative procedure (also referred to as “virtual verification”) to in-person physical examination of the documentation presented by employees for the purpose of completing the Form I-9. This new procedure may be a game-changer in the world of immigration compliance. Also, effective August 1, the USCIS issued a new one page I-9 form, which made various significant changes to the form.
Key topics to be discussed:
Who is a qualified employer that is authorized to use the optional alternative procedure “Virtual verification”
What steps must be followed to use virtual verification
Changes in the I-9 form
Date / Time: September 14, 2023
Bruce E. Buchanan | Littler Mendelson P.C.
Bruce E. Buchanan is Special Counsel at Littler Mendelson’s Nashville, Tennessee office. Bruce counsels employers on immigration compliance issues, conducts internal I-9 audits, represents employers in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inspections/audits and Immigrant and Employee Rights (IER) investigations, and employment-based visas. Also, Bruce practices labor law where he represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in collective bargaining, and before the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division.
Prior to joining Littler, Bruce was at three other law firms in Nashville, where he practiced immigration law and labor law. Prior to entering private practice in 2003, Bruce was a senior trial specialist for the NLRB for 20 years.
Bruce is a frequent speaker on immigration compliance and labor law before numerous organizations, including American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Associated General Contractors (AGC), Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), SHRM, and American Payroll Association. He also frequently writes on immigration compliance issues. Bruce serves on AILA’s Verification & Documentation Liaison Committee.
For 12 years, Bruce served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He is also the past-chair and past editor of TBA’s Immigration Law Section. Bruce received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982 and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Florida State University in 1979.
Bruce is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Arkansas, as well as the following courts – Circuit Court of Appeals for the 5th, 6th , 8th , and D.C. and Middle Tennessee U.S. District Court and the Eastern and Western U.S. District Courts of Arkansas.
I. Who is a qualified employer that is authorized to use the optional alternative procedure – “virtual verification” | 1:00pm – 1:30pm
II. What steps must be followed to use virtual verification | 1:30pm – 2:00pm