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Immigration Law

Why Are I-9 Lessons So Hard to Learn? - The Abercrombie & Fitch Files

You'd think a million-dollar fine would have hammered home the lesson.  Nearly five years ago, that's what retailer Abercrombie & Fitch paid ICE to settle an I-9 audit beef.  Seems the company's hand-crafted, artisanal electronic I-9 system dropped a stitch here and there, big time.

But some companies never learn.  On June 25, 2015 A&F settled with DOJ for $3.6K back pay to an injured party...and a $154K back pay fund for others who may have been harmed.  In the 2015 action, A&F had demanded specific documentation from an employee to verify employment eligibility, in clear violation of the law.