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For Immediate Release: January 11, 2012
Contact: Kerry Koonce
Telephone: (515) 281-9646

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Southwest Iowa ECI to Host “Immigration Law, I-9's, Documentation and E-Verify” Meeting

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – The Southwestern Iowa Employers’ Council of Iowa will host an immigration law, I-9, documentation and E-Verify employment eligibility program. The meeting, held January 31st, 2012 from 10:00 – 1:00 pm at the Hy-Vee Club Room in Council Bluffs, will feature speaker Amy Peck, one of the leading immigration attorneys in the country. Gilda Bettis will follow-up with information about business services provided by the New Iowan Program.

Immigration Law, I-9s, Documentation and E-Verify
New Iowan Program Business Services
Tuesday January 31, 2012 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hy-Vee Club Room
2323 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Program topics will include:

• I-9 Documentation, Retention and Document Protection; Fraudulent Document Detection
• E-Verify Employment Eligibility Program; Worksite Compliance and Compliance Planning
• Proper Hiring Procedures; Employer’s Responsibilities; Anti-Discrimination Procedures
• IWD’s New Iowan Business Services: Immigration Assistance, Education, Job Placement

Peck focuses on assisting clients with worksite compliance, government raids, I-9 Eligibility issues, E-Verify and internal compliance audits. Peck is a frequent speaker on worksite enforcement issues and has recently been quoted in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on employment and enforcement immigration issues.

Bettis has been a workforce coordinator with the New Iowan Program at the IowaWORKS center in Council Bluffs for over five years. She has extensive experience working with businesses on immigration issues.

All human resource personnel & hiring staff are invited to attend. Pre-registration is requested by Friday, January 27th to Carol Morgan at (712) 242-2131 or carol.morgan@iwd.iowa.gov. This program has been approved for 2.5 (General) recertification credit hours towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). There is a minimal registration fee to attend.

The Southwest Iowa Employers’ Council is a local employer group supported by Iowa Workforce Development and is part of the statewide Employers’ Council of Iowa system. All employers are welcome to attend SW IA ECI events. This employer’s group addresses workforce issues and provides both educational and networking opportunities for employers and human resource professionals.

Contact Carol Morgan at (712) 242-2131 if you have questions about this training session or about the Southwest Iowa Employers’ Council.


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