Bruce E. Buchanan
Attorney
Bruce E. Buchanan is a founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta, where he primarily represents employers in all aspects of immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance, as well as employment/labor law matters. Additionally, he is "Of Counsel" to Siskind Susser concerning employer immigration compliance matters.

Mr. Buchanan received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982. He served as senior trial specialist for the National Labor Relations Board for 20 years. Mr. Buchanan also served for 12 years as Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. He went into private practice in 2003 and formed his own law firm in late 2015.

Mr. Buchanan authors his own blog on employer immigration compliance for ilw.com, located at www.employerimmigration.com and is a monthly contributor to HR Professionals Magazine. He is also the editor of the Tennessee Bar Association's Immigration Law Section Newsletter and past-Chair of the TBA's Immigration Law Section. Mr. Buchanan is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Arkansas, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and D.C. Circuits.
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Would your I-9 Forms Pass an ICE audit? Employer Best Practices to Conduct Internal I-9 Audits
The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) is going all-out in its "bold new audit initiative" to crack down on employers who violate immigration laws. Administrative I-9 audits are ICE's tool of choice. Too often, company execs and HR managers assume their I-9 compliance practices are in order when, in fact, their records and policies are littered with mistakes, leaving the business and individuals open to fines & lawsuits. Immigration compliance is important for employers as I-9 errors can be costly. In this webinar, Immigration Lawyer Bruce Buchanan will discuss how to conduct an internal I-9 audit, including how to correct errors on I-9 forms. He will also discuss what to expect and how to respond to an ICE audit. E-Verify are also becoming mandatory in many situations so it’s important to understand E-Verify as well.
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What Every Employer Needs to Know about Proposed Immigration Changes in the Trump Era
In this webinar by speaker Bruce E. Buchanan, you can learn about the challenges and opportunities posed by the changes in immigration laws and policies to employers and their foreign national employees in the United States. The Trump administration has proposed major changes to immigration laws and policies while Congress is also considering major immigration reforms for non-immigrant visas. President Trump's "Buy American and Hire American" Executive Order appears aimed at the H-1B visa program and other non-immigrant visas, L-1, TN and OPT STEM. Although the Executive Order does not list changes in these programs, it is clear that there will be changes. Furthermore, Congress is proposing new laws related to non-immigrant visas. Also, President Trump is likely to change immigration compliance through the greater issuance of I-9 ICE audits and maybe a return to ICE raids.
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What to Expect in 2017 and Beyond for Immigration Law for Employers under Trump Administration
In this webinar, speaker Bruce E. Buchanan, an immigration law attorney, will discuss many of the possible changes by President Trump in the field of immigration law related to employers. These possible changes include substantial changes to the issuance of H-1B visas, OPT/STEM, and TN visas. Additionally, he will discuss possible changes in immigration compliance – more ICE audits, return of ICE raids, mandatory E-Verify. He will cover many immigration topics, but not the 'building of the wall.'
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What Employers Need to know to be Ready for New I-9 Form
In this webinar, Speaker Bruce E. Buchanan will discuss the new I-9 form, which was announced in mid-November 2016 and must be used for all new hires as of January 22, 2017. Employers need to be ready for the new I-9 form in order to not commit paperwork violations, for which Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could issue costly penalties. Although some of the changes are minor, violations of these changes could be costly. Additionally, the USCIS is introducing a 'smart' I-9 form, which is different than the paper or electronic I-9 form.
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New DOL Regulations on Salaried Exempt Employees
This webinar will discuss the new regulations from the Department of Labor (DOL) related to white collar salaried exempt employees. Effective December 1, 2016, the minimum amount of salary to qualify for an exemption jumps from $455/week to $913/week. Employers need to take actions now in advance of the new regulations.
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H-1B Visas: Requirements for Filing for 2016 Petitions
Many companies are interested in obtaining employees through H-1B visas. However, there are many requirements that must be met to successfully petition for a foreign national to receive an H-1B. Employers need to be aware of these requirements and restrictions before deciding whether to file for an H-1B visa. In this webinar, the speaker will discuss these filing requirements and restrictions for H-1B visas step by step. Additionally alternatives to H-1B visas will also be discussed.
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How to Complete and Correct Errors on I-9 forms, E-Verify, Internal I-9 Audits, and ICE Inspections
Immigration compliance is important for employers as I-9 errors can be costly. This webinar will discuss how to correctly complete I-9 forms. It will also cover conducting an internal self-audit of company's I-9 forms and how to correct them when errors are found, what to expect and how to respond to the ICE audit. Since E-Verify is mandatory in many situations, the speaker will also explain E-Verify in detail.
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