Workers' Rights in the Employment Verification & Audit Process-CD

Workers' Rights in the Employment Verification & Audit Process-CD

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Workers’ Rights in the Employment Verification and Audit Process

This 90 minute web seminar was originally presented October 5, 2010.

This seminar will examine the individual rights of the employee during the I-9 document verification and audit processes. The speakers will discuss the special implications and rules that apply when the employer uses E-Verify, and will outline methods for protecting the employee’s rights when the employer may be in violation of the rules or engaging in discriminatory practices.

  1. Workers’ Rights in the I-9 Verification Process
    • Timing, Selection and Presentation of Documents
    • Reverification
    • Special E-Verify Rules and Issue: Social Security Numbers, Tentative Nonconfirmations, Referral Notices, and More
    • Document Abuse, Discrimination Claims, and the Role of OSC
    • Retaliation
  2. Workers’ Rights in the I-9 Audit Process
    • The Role of the Union Representative
    • Right to Remain Silent?
    • Right to Counsel?
    • Identifying Discriminatory Patterns

AILA has not applied for and is not administering CLE credit for this OnDemand program. However, CLE self-study credit may be available in your jurisdiction. Please check your jurisdiction’s CLE rules on the AILA CLE Center for more information.


Nora A. Preciado (dl), Los Angeles, CA

Nora A. Preciado focuses on promoting the rights of low-income immigrants through litigation, technical assistance, and administrative advocacy. Her main areas of focus include immigration enforcement and workers’ rights issues. Before joining NILC, Ms. Preciado was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Orange County office of the ACLU of Southern California, where she litigated cases dealing with immigrants' rights issues and conducted extensive community outreach and education. She then joined the ACLU/SC's Los Angeles office, where she focused on immigration detention litigation and advocacy on conditions of detention. Ms. Preciado holds a juris doctor degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).

Patricia L. Medige, Denver, CO

Patricia L. Medige is a senior attorney with Colorado Legal Services, Denver, where she specializes in representation of low-wage workers and immigrant crime victims. She also is a founding member and board chair of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, Colorado’s only nonprofit dedicated to serving detained individuals and abused, abandoned and neglected immigrant children. In 2009, she was a co-recipient of the Freedom Network USA’s Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award, recognizing anti-human-trafficking advocacy.

Eileen Scofield, Atlanta, GA

Eileen Scofield is head of Alston & Bird's immigration practice with multiple offices throughout the U.S. With extensive experience in the processing of worldwide visa, since 1986 she has focused heavily on employer compliance related issues for all size employers, and their employees. She chairs the brand new national AILA E-Verify liaison committee, and has been on numerous national AILA committees, such as Work Site Enforcement, DOL, etc. She has spoken before US and state Congressional officials, the ABA, and Chamber of Commerce committees on employment-immigration issues. She serves on the AILA E-verify task force.

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