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Global HR Round Table Meeting

November 29, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Employee Work Eligibility: IMAGE Agreements

With the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, employers in the U.S. and its territories are required to hire only authorized workers.  Employers are required to document their employees’ identities and work eligibility on the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 within three days of hire.  Violations of immigration law can expose employers to possible civil and criminal penalties. 

To minimize vulnerabilities that help unauthorized workers gain unlawful employment, the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program has been created with the goal of reducing the number of unauthorized employment through outreach, education and training. Through the IMAGE program, employers agree to enroll in E-Verify, establish a written hiring and employment eligibility verification policy and to submit to a Form I-9 inspection.  In return, ICE agrees to waive or mitigate potential fines and provide useful training to the employer.  

Session participants will discover the challenges of compliance, take away best practices to mitigate risk at their own companies, and understand how to maximize a relationship with ICE through the IMAGE program. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how to self-assess your company’s change readiness and effectively manage change
  • Define changes specific to a company operating in the global market
  • Measure results of change

About the Speaker

Joseph Black
Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement

Special Agent Joseph (Chip) Black is a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (U.S. ICE).  He began his federal law enforcement career in 1995.   Special Agent Black has been involved in a variety of criminal investigations, including fraudulent identity creation, identity theft, fraudulent identity document vending, and alien smuggling.   
Special Agent Black is currently serving as the North Texas and Oklahoma coordinator for HSI’s “ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers,” or “IMAGE” program.  In this capacity he is working directly with individual employers in our area by equipping them with the knowledge and the tools needed to ensure the proper completion of the Form I-9 and reducing unauthorized employment, which eventually leads to individual employers obtaining the “IMAGE Member” designation.


Payment is due with registration. No POs or requests for invoicing can be honored. Checks should be made payable and mailed (to be received no later than 5 days prior to the event) to:

5001 LBJ Fwy Ste 800
Dallas, TX 75244
214.631.4533 - Fax

IMPORTANT: Advance registrations are required. Due to limited room capacity, we cannot guarantee seating for onsite registrants. To receive cancellation credit, credit your written request must be received at DallasHR no later than 5 days prior to the start of the class. There will be no refund if cancellation is received within 5 days of the start of the class.

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HRCI HR (General) Credit Hours: 1

SHRM Professional Development Credits: 1

Please note new recertification certificate policy.*


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Online Registration

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Registration closes promptly at noon on Tuesday, November 28.

On-site registration                 
No walk-ins or onsite registrations will be available.


Time Description
11:30 AM  Networking Begins
12:00 PM Presentation Begins
1:00 PM Presentation Ends


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Recertification Credit Information

This program was approved for 1 Global HRCI recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

DallasHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at

*Attendance is required to receive recertification credit certificates for attending this educational event.