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MN Staffing Company Hit With $227K I-9 Fine: USA v. Employer Solutions
Posted on 2 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Noteworthy : "The parties do not dispute, and the record clearly reflects, that ESSG II’s standard operating procedure was for its personnel in Edina, Minnesota to sign the section 2 attestation after reviewing copies of the employees’... Read More

DHS Proposes New 'Smart' Form I-9, Seeks Comment - John Fay
Posted on 25 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

John Fay, LawLogix, Nov. 24, 2015 - "Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced they are seeking public comment on a newly revised “smart” version of the Form I-9 which is designed to reduce technical errors... Read More

Tags: LawLogix , comment , fay , I-9

Mary's Gone Crackers, Inc. to Pay $1.5M in I-9 Violation Non-Prosecution Agreement (Updated)
Posted on 23 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, July 22, 2016 - "Mary’s Gone Crackers Inc., a natural food company based in Gridley [California,] has agreed to pay $1.5 million and to establish a corporate compliance program under a nonprosecution agreement reached with the United States... Read More

Feds Provide 30 More Days to Comment on Form I-9 Revision
Posted on 28 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2016 - "USCIS received comments from 133 commenters in connection with the 60-day notice. DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are... Read More

Employer Alert: New Form I-9 Clears OMB Review Process
Posted on 29 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

John Fay, LawLogix, Aug. 29, 2016 - "On August 25, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) approved the latest revisions to the Form I-9, clearing the way for the form to be released to the public. Ever since the current version... Read More

Tags: LawLogix , fay , I-9

Why Are I-9 Lessons So Hard to Learn? - The Abercrombie & Fitch Files
Posted on 26 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

U.S. to Hit Infosys With Record Immigration Fine
Posted on 29 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The federal government is set to slap Infosys Ltd. with the largest immigration fine ever, claiming the Indian outsourcing giant illegally placed workers on visitor, rather than work, visas at big corporate clients across the U.S. The government... Read More

Tags: fine , b-2 , visas , H-1B , infosys , I-9

$200K Penalty for Bad I-9 Practices
Posted on 30 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, June 27, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Crookham Company to resolve the department’s allegations that the company discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens, in violation of the Immigration... Read More

CA5 on Corporate Form I-9 (Remote) Attestation: ESSG v. OCAHO
Posted on 11 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ESSG v. OCAHO, Aug. 11, 2016 - "We hold that, under the I-9 Form applicable in this enforcement action, corporate attestation was permissible. Thus, ESSG did not violate the law when one corporate representative in El Paso, Texas, examined original... Read More

DOJ Settles I-9 Lawsuit for $215K - Louisiana Crane
Posted on 1 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Aug. 31, 2015 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with Louisiana Crane & Construction LLC (Louisiana Crane), a crane and construction company headquartered in Eunice, Louisiana, that provides services to... Read More

Current Form I-9 valid until Jan. 21, 2017 - USCIS
Posted on 14 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Sept. 12, 2016 - "On Aug. 25, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a revised Form I-9 , Employment Eligibility Verification. USCIS must publish a revised form by Nov. 22, 2016. Employers may continue using the current version... Read More

Tags: I-9 , USCIS

Veggie Packer Settles I-9 Discrimination Claim, Pays $100K Penalty
Posted on 20 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Nov. 16, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with Washington Potato Company, which operates the Freeze Pack vegetable processing plant located in Pasco, Washington. The agreement resolves... Read More

SoCal Staffing Agency Settles I-9 Case with DOJ for $200K
Posted on 10 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Oct. 6, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with CitiStaff Solutions Inc., and CitiStaff Management Group Inc. (collectively CitiStaff), companies that provide staffing services in the greater Los... Read More

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Florida Roadside Assistance Services Company
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Apr. 6, 2017 - "The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Brickell Financial Services Motor Club, Inc., d/b/a Road America Motor Club, Inc. (Road America), headquartered in Miami, Florida. The settlement resolves the department’s... Read More