OCAHO Reduces I-9 Fine from $332.8K to $228.3K: USA v. M&D Masonry, Inc.

OCAHO Reduces I-9 Fine from $332.8K to $228.3K: USA v. M&D Masonry, Inc.

"[C]onsideration of the record as a whole persuades me that the principle of proportionality would be better served by adjusting the penalties to an amount that is still near the higher end of the mid-range, but somewhat lower than the $981.75 sought by the government. Penalties so close to the maximum should be reserved for the most egregious violations. See United States v. Fowler Equip. Co., 10 OCAHO no. 1169, 6 (2013). For the two hundred fifty-two defective I-9s in Count I the penalties will be assessed at $650 for each violation. For the eighty-six missing I-9s in Count II, the penalties will be $750 for each violation. The penalties total $228,300." - USA v. M&D Masonry, Inc.