Join us and hear Joseph (Chip) Black
With the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) in 1986, employers in the U.S. are required to hire only authorized workers. However, employers must also ensure that they do not treat workers differently in the hiring and firing processes because a worker is or is not a U.S. citizen, because of a worker’s particular immigration status, or because of where a worker is from or appears to be from. The U.S. Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) investigates and prosecutes such claims. U.S. ICE has developed the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program in order to assist employers in developing policies to ensure that authorized workers will be hired in a non-discriminatory manner. As part of the IMAGE outreach program, a Special Agent with U.S. ICE will provide attendees with an overview of the four types of immigration-related discriminatory conduct – Citizenship/Immigration Status Discrimination, National Origin Discrimination, Document Abuse Discrimination, and Retaliation/Intimidation. Emphasis will be placed upon avoiding discriminatory conduct during the Form I-9 and E-Verify processes.