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AVOID THIS HAMMER: Learn critical I-9 regulations and how to respond if ICE stops in.

Got farm employees? Avoid being ICE’d

Catch Farm Credit East’s free Dec. 15 ag labor webinar about I-9 hiring and compliance.

In this era of ever increasing enforcement, it’s critical to have an understanding of the federal Employment Eligibility Verification system, called I-9, its hiring process and the compliance requirements. That’s why Farm Credit East will host a free webinar Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. to provide northeast producers with vital information regarding ag labor.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement takes a “no tolerance” approach to I-9 completion and maintenance. There’s potential for significant employer sanctions and penalties for seemingly minor errors and non-compliance, according to Leonard D’Arrigo, partner, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, Albany, N.Y.

Given ICE’s policy of strict compliance, producers must understand this form. D’Arrigo will cover the following in the webinar:

• I-9 hiring process and pitfalls

• I-9 completion and record

• I-9 audit process 

• How to handle an ICE raid on your farm.

Sit in via your laptop on this informative webinar session Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon. It’s open to all interested Northeast farm-related businesses, and is free. To register, visit farmcrediteast.com/webinars.

Source: Farm Credit East

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