10 facts about Immigration Compliance in Hospitality industry – cover I-9, internal I-9 audit, E-Verify and SSA No-match letters

On Demand Webinar Credits HRCI 1 & SHRM 1 PDCs

November 19 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Who Will Benefit

  • Managers
  • HR managers
  • COOs
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Presidents

Area Covered in the Session

  • Number of ICE Audits
  • Penalties from ICE audits
  • ICE Enforcement – Statistics and Examples
  • Internal I-9 Audits
  • Who corrects I-9 Errors and how to do so
  • E-Verify
  • Immigration Compliance Policy

Key Learning Objectives

  • Making Immigration Compliance a Priority
  • Understanding Number of Undocumented Workers in Hospitality Industry
  • ICE Audits
  • Internal I-9 Audits
  • Pros and Cons of E-Verify
  • Drafting Immigration Compliance Policy


In this 60-minute webinar, immigration attorney Bruce Buchanan, co-author of The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, and immigration compliance blogger on Twitter at @buchananvisalaw, will look at the unique challenges that the hospitality industry has in the world of immigration compliance. Because the hospitality industry has a higher percentage of undocumented workers than most other industries, it ends to draw more of the focus from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), though I-9 Notices of Inspection. In the last 2 to 3 years, has ramped up its attacks on employers, especially ethnic restaurants.

Why Should You Attend

Were you one of the unlucky employers who have received an ICE Notice of Inspection in 2018, 2019 or 2020? Hope you weren’t but your company may be next. And these audits are of businesses, including restaurants. In the last year, Mr. Buchanan has represented many restaurants in ICE audits. Mr. Buchanan will teach employers what to do now before an ICE inspection or ICE raid – require all employees to complete an I-9 form (did you know there is a new I-9 form that employers are required to use for new hires) with proof of work-authorized status, conduct an internal I-9 audit, understand E-Verify, and draft and follow an effective Immigration Compliance Policy for your organization.

Your Instructor

Bruce E. Buchanan
Bruce E. Buchanan

Bruce E. Buchanan is the founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta, where he primarily represents employers in all aspects of immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance. Mr. Buchanan is also Of Counsel to Siskind Susser for employer immigration matters. He received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982 and served as senior trial specialist for the National Labor Relations Board for 20 years. Mr. Buchanan also served for 12 years as Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. He entered private practice in 2003 and formed his own law firm in 2016. Mr. Buchanan is the co-author of the book, I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, authors his own blog on employer immigration compliance located on Twitter - @buchananvisalaw and is a contributor to HR Professional Magazine. He is a frequent speaker on employer immigration compliance issues at conferences for SHRM, American

Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Payroll Association, Associated General Contractors, and Tennessee Bar Association (TBA).


This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

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