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Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work
Have you ever had an employer request a specific employment authorization document from a client, even when that client had other acceptable work authorization documents? Are delays in receiving social security cards or other employment authorization documents creating challenges for early employment? Have you heard that it’s legal for clients to begin work without a social security card, but wondered if that’s true? Did you know there is a government office dedicated to educating employers on immigrant workers’ rights and preventing discrimination against immigrant employees?

Please join us for a special guest presentation from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. Trial Attorney Liza Zamd’s presentation will include real case scenarios and will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion featuring one resettlement agency HQ staff member and two local service providers who have successfully navigated recent challenges.

Why should I attend?
By the end of this 1-hour webinar, you will be able to:
● Name the various documents that clients can use to prove work authorization
● List strategies and resources that you can use when educating clients and employers about employment documents and rights
● Identify the circumstances in which an employer may be discriminating against clients and the actions you should take in these situations

Is this webinar for me?
This webinar is aimed at all service providers who help prepare refugees, asylees, and other clients for employment or interact directly with employers (job readiness instructors; employment specialists; job developers; case managers, etc.). Others who are interested in the topic of employment rights and documentation are welcome to attend.

Dec 2, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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