FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2015

Contact:
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
716-847-5444

PHILLIPS LYTLE PARTNER RANA JAZAYERLI TO ADDRESS FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND BEST PRACTICES DURING A JANUARY 21, 2015 WEBCAST HOSTED BY THE KNOWLEDGE GROUP 

Washington, D.C. – Rana Jazayerli, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP, a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence, will speak on the topic “I-9 Violations: Too Hot to Handle,” during a live webcast on January 21, 2015.

Ms. Jazayerli will discuss the fundamentals of Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verifications), emerging issues relating to I-9 violations, best practices for verifying employment eligibility and ensuring employer compliance, increase in penalties in I-9 inspection audits, and the latest regulatory updates.

The webcast, scheduled for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., is sponsored by The Knowledge Group LLC. The Group produces a series of live webcasts which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries, featuring leading government officials, consultants and subject matter thought leaders.

For more information and registration, visit http://theknowledgegroup.org/all-events-list/.

Ms. Jazayerli provides counsel on all areas of U.S. immigration law, with a focus on employment based visas, counseling employers on a broad range of immigration matters including hiring of foreign nationals under temporary employment visa categories such as H- 1Bs and L-1As. She also advises employers on proper I-9 form compliance, and use of the federal E-Verify employment authorization program.

In addition, Ms. Jazayerli has extensive expertise in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor visa program, providing assistance to individuals seeking U.S. permanent residency through investment, and U.S. companies seeking EB-5 Regional Center designation to allow them to finance job creating projects.

She earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, an M.A. from American University, School of Communication, and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices in New York State, Washington, D.C., and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit www.phillipslytle.com.

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