Saturday, February 4, 2023

CalChamber Webinar to Fill in Blanks on Form I-9 Requirements

The California Chamber of Commerce is hosting a live webinar that will fill in the blanks to help employers avoid costly missteps when completing the Form I-9 and verifying a person’s identity and eligibility to work.

Take the right steps to verify that employees are eligible for employment in the United States by attending the March 17 live webinar.

Employers must verify that every new hire is either a U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S. by completing the Form I-9.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is responsible for issuing rules relating to Form I-9, and worksite enforcement is a high priority.

To ensure full compliance with USCIS requirements and to avoid penalties and liability, employers should be careful to complete the form accurately and secure proper documentation. Although the form is only two pages, it comes with seven pages of instructions.


Webinar topics include:

• Verifying authorization to work;

• Timing for Form I-9 process;

• Properly completing Form I-9;

• Acceptable documentation;

• Pending changes by USCIS;

• Using E-Verify;

• Avoiding discrimination in the hiring process; and

• Ongoing enforcement/liability for noncompliance.

CalChamber Presenters

CalChamber hosts for the live webinar are:

Erika Frank, Vice President, Legal Affairs, and General Counsel. She joined CalChamber in April 2004 as a policy advocate and general counsel, leveraging her 10 years of legal, governmental and legislative experience. Named vice president of legal affairs in 2009, she is CalChamber’s subject matter expert on California and federal employment law. Frank oversees and contributes to CalChamber’s labor law and human resources compliance publications; co-produces and presents webinars and seminars; and heads the Labor Law Helpline. J.D., McGeorge School of Law.

Jessica Hawthorne, Senior Employment Law Counsel and Helpline Manager. She rejoined CalChamber in January 2014, where she previously served as employment law counsel from 2006 to 2009. In addition to managing and serving as a consultant for the Labor Law Helpline, Hawthorne uses her employment law knowledge and expertise to produce and conduct webinars and seminars, as well as contribute to CalChamber publications. She returned to CalChamber from the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA), where she was internal counsel for four years. J.D., Widener University School of Law.

For more information or to register for this webinar, call (800) 331-8877 or visit The cost is $199 ($159.20 for CalChamber Preferred and Executive members).

The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, we leverage our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable and easy-to-use compliance products and services.

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