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Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements

Many employers (though not all), like to include arbitration clauses in their employment agreements because they ensure, in the case of employment litigation, that the lawsuit will not be decided by a jury, and generally a shorter and less expensive process.  There...




I-9’s, compliance, auditing, categories of foreigners who can legally work, sponsoring a foreigner for a temporary work visa………….The consequences of employing someone without authorization, or not properly documenting how someone is authorized to work, can lead to costly fines and extended struggles with US authorities . . . even if that worker is a US Citizen! Join us for a whirlwind tour through the alphabet soup of US immigration agencies, visa classes, and what you can do to stay on the right side of the law in an age of heightened enforcement. Don’t let misinformation prevent you from making informed decisions on hiring foreign born workers or protecting your company by proper hiring procedures.


The potential global talent drives companies seeking the very best and brightest to cast a wide net.  However, US immigration rules can be a trap for the unwary, and a decision to hire a foreign worker, without the right preparation can lead to unexpected and costly compliance problems.


Forewarned is forearmed!  Get answers to common questions, including:

  • Who can I hire and how do I know they can legally work for me?
  • What can I ask a prospective candidate about their work status in the US?
  • How do I know I’m completing I-9s correctly?
  • What is an ICE audit and the potential fines for noncompliance?
  • Who needs sponsorship?  What does “sponsorship” even mean?
  • What are the different visas my employees might have or need?
  • What do I have to do to get a green card for my employee?
  • What is going to change under the new administration?
  • I found the perfect candidate, but he/she is presenting me an EAD card.  Can I hire him/her?  What do I need to know?

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Richard A. Harding, Supervising Associate with Global Immigration Partners, represents companies large and small sponsoring employees for work authorization in the United States.  Richard supervises the junior attorneys and paralegals filing hundreds of petitions before the immigration authorities.  He has successfully pursued administrative appeals from cases improperly denied by US Citizenship and Immigration Services and advises clients throughout the United States on immigration strategy and compliance with US immigration law.  Richard holds degrees in History from CSUN and received his law degree from UCLA with a concentration in Business Law and Policy.  Richard serves as Advancement Coordinator for BSA Troop 799 in Thousand Oaks (where he earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2002).


Registration 7:30 – 7:55 AM   (Check in begins at 7:30 AM in  West Ballroom)
Announcements 8:00 – 8:15 AM


$30.00 - Early Bird Registration until June 15, 2017 -
Registration and payment must be  received by June 15, 2017
$40.00 - After June 15, 2017,
including Register and Pay at the Door - or Walk-Ins on day of event
Registration fee includes breakfast


EDD, an equal opportunity employer/program, is a partner in this event.  Special requests for accommodation need to be made two weeks prior to the event by emailing info@eastventuraeac.org

The East Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (EAC) is composed of employer volunteers representing a cross-section of business and industry. The EAC was developed to promote a stronger partnership between the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and the business community.  Its commitment is to assist employers in conducting their business more effectively and efficiently, to provide information on employment-related issues, and to enhance the communication between EDD and the private sector.  This presentation is provided for educational and informational purposes only; it does not constitute an endorsement of the curriculum or speakers by the State of California EDD or by the East Ventura County EAC.  Aside from staff designated to represent EDD, we assume no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the materials provided during this event.





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