Equifax Workforce Solutions Webinar to Detail Impact of Immigration Reform Bill for Employers

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ST. LOUIS, July 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHO: Andrew W. Merrills, shareholder and a leading immigration lawyer at Ogletree Deakins
and Dave Fowler, vice president of Product Strategy for Equifax Workforce Solutions,
a leader in HR compliance, data and analytics services and chair of the
American Payroll Association Government Affairs Task Force Immigration Subcommittee
WHAT: A complimentary webinar, "Comprehensive Immigration Reform: What It Means for Employers"
to provide a detailed overview of the immigration reform bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate,
with special emphasis on the potential impact on employers
WHEN: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. EDT / 12:00 p.m. CDT / 11:00 a.m. MDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT
WHERE: To register, please visit: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/344555719


Passed by the U.S. Senate on June 27, 2013, S.744, otherwise known as the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013," lays out comprehensive legal immigration reform that could radically change employment-based visa categories, availability of nonimmigrant workers across all sectors of the workforce, and provide legal status to more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

During this complimentary webinar, Dave Fowler, vice president of Product Strategy for Equifax Workforce Solutions and chair of the American Payroll Association Government Affairs Task Force Immigration Subcommittee will join Andrew W. Merrills, shareholder and leading immigration lawyer at Ogletree Deakins to explore the legislation's potential impact on employers and explain the mandatory, phased in E-Verify® employment eligibility provision it would include.

Drawing on Merrills' legal background, as well as Fowler's industry expertise and experience in government affairs, the presentation will provide a detailed look at the inner workings of S.744 and explain the potential risks and best practices for employers should the bill become law. Demonstrating how S.744 would reform the visa process, legal status, employment eligibility and identification processes, Merrills and Fowler will also explore the provisions and ramifications of Title III: Interior Enforcement, Subtitle A – Employment Verification System. Topics to be addressed include the increase in employer penalties for hiring unauthorized workers, required implementation of E-Verify, changes related to H-1B, L-1 and employment-based visas, and inclusion of new visa programs to increase legal residency and employment eligibility. Fowler will share additional insight on what employers can do to mitigate the risks associated with these new provisions.

Attendees: Human resources professionals and executives interested in learning more about the potential impacts of the comprehensive immigration bill, S.744, on employers are encouraged to attend this complimentary one-hour presentation.

Registration: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/344555719

"Comprehensive Immigration Reform: What It Means for Employers" is part of a series of educational webinars presented by Equifax Workforce Solutions industry experts.

About Equifax

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) is a global leader in consumer, workforce and commercial information solutions, that provides businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide, and uses advanced analytics and proprietary technology to create and deliver customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers. Equifax Workforce Solutions (formerly TALX), an Equifax business unit, is a leader in human resource, employment, tax management, and payroll-related services.

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