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Fargo Moorhead Human Resource Association



FMHRA is an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Established in 1976, our membership has grown to over 350 members representing over 200 organizations throughout Fargo-Moorhead and our surrounding communities.




Overcoming Difficult I-9 Issues

Educational Luncheon May 6th, 2014 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Presented by:

Debra A. Schneider, Attorney at Law with Fredrikson &Byron P.A.

Please register by Tuesday, April 29 by visiting and clicking on "Event Registration"


Program Summary

Within the last five years, I-9 audits of employers have generated millions in fines and hundreds of criminal investigations.  Simple recording errors, documentation mistakes, and retention violations have resulted in significant fines and penalties against employers.  This session will discuss how employers can resolve complex I-9 completion questions, structure compliance policies, and understand the steps of an ICE conducted I-9 audit.  

Learning Objectives:

1  Essential Elements of a properly completed I-9.

2. Avoiding/Correcting mistakes/errors

3. What to do when an Employer learns of inconsistent information or the employee presents documents with a new name?

4.  Anatomy of an I-9 Audit: What documents will be subpoenaed, how does the employer respond, what access is allowed of company records, how will fines be assessed?


Speaker Biographies

Debra A. Schneider, Attorney at Law of Fredrikson & Byron P.A. Debra has spent her entire career as an attorney practicing immigration law. For more than a decade, she has provided clear and well-researched advice to a diverse client base that has included multi-national corporations, individual entrepreneurs, world-class scientists, and professional athletes and artists, among many others. She has a thorough knowledge of the complex United States immigration system and enjoys helping her clients navigate these complexities to achieve their immigration goals. Whether she’s securing lawful permanent residence, litigating appeals in the 8th circuit or advising on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, Debra offers compassion with her counsel. With Debra, clients know they have entered a true legal partnership as they work together to strengthen businesses, advance careers, improve lives or keep families together.

Re-certification Credit

This session is approved  for 1.0 HR credit hours toward PHR/SPHR re-certification through the HR Certification Institute.





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