In response to many inquiries from local businesses about the increased and unpredictable presence of Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, One22 will host an educational forum designed to review employers’ rights and responsibilities related to employment eligibility documentation of their workforce. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, at 9:00am at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Paula Fleck, a partner at the law firm of Holland & Hart LLP who practices labor and employment law, will deliver a presentation at 9:00 am, followed by an open question and answer session and networking opportunities.
“As the season picks up speed, we anticipate this summer’s labor market will be extremely tight with employers doing everything they can to recruit, hire, train and retain their staff so that 2018 is characterized by the high level of customer service and expertise that Jackson Hole is famous for,” said Sharel Lund Love, Executive Director of One22. The growing presence of ICE in our community has many employers on edge about how they can protect their staff, their business, and their customers, Love said.
“Every day we at One22 are fielding calls from employers with the same question: ‘what can we do?’” said One22 Program Director Carey Stanley. “This forum is designed to inform businesses of their rights and obligations, and associated risks of noncompliance.” With a clear understanding of the rules, she said, employers can make informed choices about the best ways to face this changing environment.
“Our hope is to come together as a community to support our neighbors and help keep each other informed,” said Stanley.