Friday, August 17, 2007

AILA Seminar on No-Match Social Security Regs

The new social security no match regulation goes into effect September 14, 2007.  On Wednesday, August 22 from 2:00pm-3:30pm eastern time, AILA will hold the Late-Breaking Seminar: Social Security No Match Regulation to help members understand this new regulation so they can provide sound counsel to their employer clients. Online registration is now open!

The Social Security Administration issues thousands of notices a year to employers when employee names and Social Security Numbers do not match. Under the new "No-Match Letter" regulation from the DHS, employers will have to act on the letters and take steps to clear up discrepancies, or risk severe sanctions in an enforcement action. It's clear that employers will have to walk a tight line to avoid viable discrimination claims. The DHS rules counsel not to reverify too early, or terminate too hastily -- and to treat everyone equally if their number shows up on the no-match list. That's a lot for employers to handle, especially if they have multiple locations and overriding business and operational issues with which to deal. The Seminar discussion will include an overview of key points of the regulation; expansion of constructive knowledge; revisions to the "safe harbor" protocol; re-verifying employment eligibility; when "safe harbor" is not available; risks to employers; strategies for compliance; and best practices. There will also be a Q&A at the end of the presentation. The faculty includes Josie Gonzalez (dl), AILA Board of Governors, Gonzalez & Harris, APC, Pasadena, CA; Daniel Brown, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, LLP, Washington, D.C., and Mary E. Pivec, Keller & Heckman, LLP, Washington, D.C.
The registration fee includes a toll-free number for callers in the United States. Callers outside the United States should contact for information about how to connect to the call and additional direct-dial charges that apply.

CLE credit may be available in your state. Please e-mail and we can provide you with verification of your participation on the seminar for you to submit to your state bar when applying for CLE credit. Please note: AILA cannot verify CLE credit requests unless you register directly and use your own telephone line to participate in the call, as state bars require our phone records as verification for CLE credit. If you have any questions relating to the content of the program, please contact Grace Akers, Esq., Associate Director, Education, at

If you are unable to attend, you may purchase recordings of the seminar(s). In addition to CDs & cassettes, direct audio downloads of past presentations and online audio streams are also available (audio streams available 24-48 hours after conclusion of the seminar). For more details and to purchase online, please visit:

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Upcoming AILA Audio & Web Seminars:

Aug. 21: Representing Small and Start-up Businesses

Aug. 23: Introduction to Mandamus for Newer Practitioners

Aug. 28: Strategies for Pursuing Green Cards in an Age Without H-1Bs

For more information and to see a complete schedule, please visit the AILA Audio & Web Seminars homepage at:


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