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    The New Form I-9 and Virtual Document Review Option: A More Complicated Form and a Simplified Review Process

    Date: November 15, 2023, 12:00pm
    Free-Members; $10:00-Non Members
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    The new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, has finally arrived, almost one year after the 2019 version expired last October. And—wait for it—the Form I-9 is back to one page. Attorney Hudaidah Bhimdi will discuss the changes to the Form I-9, including the format of the form itself, as well as the recently announced option for employers to conduct virtual inspection of the identity and work authorization documents. She will also discuss NextGen E-Verify and the significant impact it will have on the employment verification process.

    Featured Topics:

    • What is new on the Form I-9 (including possible pitfalls)?
    • Reverification of work authorization with the new form
    • The new virtual document inspection option
      • How does this relate to the end of COVID-19 flexibilities?
    • What is NextGen E-Verify?
    • Recent developments from agencies, such as the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), that affect the I-9 process

    About the speakers: 

    Hudaidah Bhimdi is a seasoned immigration practitioner with a focus on business immigration and I-9 compliance for US and Global corporations. In addition, she also handles affirmative immigration cases such as family and naturalization.

    Hudaidah advises businesses and professionals in all sectors of the economy by providing them with immigration strategies and representing them before various U.S. government agencies within the U.S. and abroad. Whether the cases involve non-immigrant visas or permanent resident applications, Hudaidah guides clients on a full range of business visas including H-1B professional, E-1 and E-2 investors, L-1 intra-company transferees, O-1 artists, EB-1 executives, EB-2 advanced degree works or professionals, and other employees going through the labor certification process. Hudaidah also helps many international students transition to the workforce through advising on issues such as F-1 reinstatement, STEM OPT, STEM extensions and change of status from F-1 to J-1, H-1B and other non-immigrant visa categories.

    Immigration compliance is also critical for employers. In this context, Hudaidah represents companies facing government investigations or audits and she works proactively with businesses to develop immigration and compliance policies and conduct internal assessment.

    Hudaidah represents her family immigration clients before U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) and before U.S. embassies and consulates abroad with their immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions, waivers and complex liaison issues.