01/24/2013 11:19:21 AM EST
OCAHO Reduces I-9 Fine from $13K to $5K: USA v. Taste of China
"Considering the record as a whole, the only factor not weighing in the company’s favor is the seriousness of the violations. The penalties requested are so near the maximum permissible as to appear disproportionate to the size and resources of the business, particularly in light of its character, which is, as reported by David Wu, literally a “mom and pop” operation. ... Penalties therefore total $5100 for all fourteen violations established." - USA v. Taste of China, Jan. 10, 2013.