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October 11, 2011   Email to Friend 

Gary Gray, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
(205) 879-6964
October 11, 2011

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are sponsoring a webinar on the state's new immigration law. The webinar will be Friday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Labor law expert Thomas M. Eden of the Capell & Howard law firm will conduct the seminars, which include an overview of the law, complying with key provisions and record-keeping. Specific seminar subjects are:

1) "Do's and Don'ts for Employers"
2) "The E-Verify Enrollment Process"
3) "Form I-9 Supervisor Training & Tips"

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan says it is important to help farmers and others understand their role and responsibilities in complying with the immigration law.

"This law contains many provisions with stiff fines and penalties," said McMillan. "It is critical for farmers and agribusinesses to understand fully how this law applies to them."

Dr. Gary Lemme, Extension director, says his organization is providing the technology to broadcast the webinar.

"The webinar will originate at our system's headquarters in Auburn," said Lemme. "Technology will allow us to reach many of the people most impacted by the new law efficiently and rapidly with a minimum of cost."

The public will be able to view the immigration webinar in several ways. Many of the Extension's county offices will be showing the webinar. Individuals should contact their county Extension office to confirm if the webinar will be shown there. Visit the Extension website, www.aces.edu, to find the county office near you.

People can also watch from their home or office computer by going to this web address: www.aces.edu/go/195. Participants may connect at any time, but they will not see content until approximately 9:45 a.m. Participants will not hear any audio until the program starts at 10 a.m. Participants can test their browser early by going to www.aces.edu/go/148 and choosing any of the ACES Public Programs.

For people who cannot view the webinar live, it will be archived. It can be watched later by going to www.aces.edu/go/195.

For more information, contact the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries at (334) 240-7100.

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