New Labor and Immigration Concerns for Golf Facilities: I-9 Audits, Mandatory E-Verify, Social Security No Match Letters and H-2B Visa Compliance

Presented by GCSAA Government Relations

Tuesday, Feb. 28
3 – 4:30 pm
LVCC Room N115

Chairperson:  Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS, Director of Golf Maintenance Operations, The Olympic Club, Cal.; GCSAA Secretary/Treasurer

Presenter:  Laura F. Reiff, Co-Managing Shareholder and Co-Chair, Business Immigration and Compliance Group

Golf facilities can face administrative, criminal and financial penalties for violations of the Immigration & Nationality Act. Moreover, no employer can afford negative publicity generated by reports that they employ "illegal workers." In addition, Congress is deadlocked on comprehensive immigration reform and state lawmakers across the country continue to take immigration and labor matters into their own hands. During GCSAA’s dynamic public policy program, leading U.S. immigration and labor law attorney Laura Foote Reiff will provide session attendees the latest updates on key areas that impact company decisions regarding immigration, labor and employment. Laura will also talk about the current immigration reform debate and how states are grappling with immigration.

Session attendees will get advice on developing comprehensive systems to ensure compliance with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Labor, and State Department regulations. Come prepared to have a legal expert answer your questions on how to use the E-Verify system, how to navigate the H-2B visa process, how to respond to an I-9 audit and what to do with a no match letter from the Social Security Administration.