Program to look at immigration and compliance challenges facing employers, May 8 in Troy

Raising the Bar, an educational series increasing employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Detroit-based Nemeth Law PC, returns on Wednesday, May 8, to discuss employers’ ongoing compliance challenges relating to immigration.

According to Nemeth Law partner Terry Bonnette, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stepped up its actions in 2018 and has promised to maintain heightened enforcement efforts through 2019.

“On April 4, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations Unit executed criminal search warrants at a north Texas telecommunication repair company, arresting 280 employees—making it the largest single work site action taken by ICE in more than a decade,” Bonnette said.

“In fiscal 2018, ICE opened 6,848 worksite investigations and arrested more than 2,300 people at work. Criminal charges were brought against 113 members of management for violations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986,” he added.

Immigration attorney Dorothy Basmaji will join Nemeth Law attorneys at Raising the Bar as a guest speaker to discuss how U.S. immigration policy may affect companies’ employment practices, what they need to be doing to stay in compliance, and how to handle issues that may come up. Topics include:

• I-9 compliance: preparing for and surviving an ICE audit
• The changing landscape in obtaining and defending H-1B entry
• National origin discrimination: Title VII, ELCRA, and IRCA
• The latest trends and updates in IRCA enforcement and how those are impacting employers

Raising the Bar will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at the Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road in Troy. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. with one 15-minute break. The cost of the event is $75 per person and pre-registration is requested. To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at or call 313-567-5921.


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