I-9 Compliance: What Restaurant Operators Need to Know

William C. Menard, a Member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present an upcoming webinar, “I-9 Compliance: What Restaurant Operators Need to Know,” hosted by the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA).

I-9 Compliance: What Restaurant Operators Need to Know Webinar

New York restaurants, like all U.S. companies, regardless of size, industry, or location, must properly and fully complete a Form I-9 for every new employee hired. Over the past several years, the Department of Homeland Security has increased its efforts to enforce these rules, conducting audits of companies and charging fines that frequently run into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending upon the size of the business.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:
– How to establish written I-9 policies and ensure proper completion of regulatory forms
– How to properly verify and record appropriate identification documentation
– How businesses can avoid any discriminatory hiring practices
– What employers should do if they discover I-9 issues within their company, as well as how to respond to notices of inspection by the US government agency to avoid or reduce hefty fines

The webinar will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register here!


As the trade association for New York restaurants, they work to further the business interests of restaurant owners and to provide valuable support services to members. The Association provides a platform for statewide cooperation and leadership on advocacy issues, along with resources and support to help restaurateurs succeed. Together with our members, we are shaping the future of the restaurant industry. 

About William C. Menard

William C. Menard practices exclusively in immigration law and deportation defense.

William has represented both individual and corporate clients in all facets of immigration law.  William has appeared on behalf of clients in deportation proceedings before immigration courts throughout the country, including in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  William has represented numerous clients before both the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and Board of Immigration Appeals and conducted oral arguments before the Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals.  William represents companies at all stages of the immigration process and with immigration compliance, including with corporate I-9 policies and government audits.

William has completed and advised on all kinds of visas, including for permanent residence, business management, as well as a wide range of temporary visas for visitors, tourists, students, and others. William also represents victims of domestic violence and those seeking asylum in the United States. William represents clients at all stages of proceedings before the immigration court, including obtaining bail for detained individuals and applying for relief from deportation, as well as petitions and applications before the Departments of State and Homeland Security.  William has represented clients from countries all over the globe, including Mexico, Canada, and El Salvador; Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina; France, Germany, and the United Kingdom; Senegal, Egypt, and Ghana; China, Japan, and the Philippines; and Australia.

William is also active in his community on immigration matters, helping to write a town ordinance protecting immigrants from discrimination.  He has also advised education professionals on helping immigrant students to feel safe in school.

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