I will be participating on a panel tomorrow speaking about immigration compliance issues such as the Form I-9, what to expect if you are audited by ICE and immigration reform on Capitol Hill.   Hosted by the Employment Law Alliance you can register for the FREE webinar here or here.  Below is a description of the program and although it is geared toward the hospitality industry, many of the compliance issues I will be discussing are equally applicable to other industries.

Key Employment Issues for U.S. Employers in the Hospitality Industry

Potential new developments involving health care, wage and hour issues, and immigration compliance are on the horizon, and will impact many businesses, including those in the hospitality industry. This webinar will be presented by labor, employment, and immigration lawyers from across the U.S. who will provide insight and practical guidance on the following key issues as they pertain, in particular, to hospitality employers:

  • The Affordable Care Act:  preparing for the employer mandate and the new assessments for employers
  • Hot topics in wage and hour law:  pay practices and tip credits; unique exempt/non-exempt rules
  • Immigration compliance: best practices for Form I-9 compliance; immigration reform and what it means for the Hospitality industry


  • J. Bruce Cross, Moderator, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., Little Rock, AR
  • Amber W. Bagley, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., Little Rock, AR
  • Mark G. Burgreen, Bond Schoeneck & King, Syracuse, NY
  • Anna Elento-Sneed, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, Honolulu, HA
  • Montserrat Miller, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Washington, DC
  • Lenehn Ricks, Dudley Rich Davis LLP, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI