Immigration Law

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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 with University of California San Diego Medical Center Over I-9 Issues
Posted on 5 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department today reached agreement with the University of California San Diego Medical Center, resolving a complaint filed on Dec. 6, 2011, alleging that the medical center failed to comply with proper employment eligibility... Read More

Cleaning Co. Settles I-9 Dispute with DOJ for $195K
Posted on 18 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Oct. 17, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached a settlement today with American Cleaning Company (ACC) resolving claims that the company discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality... Read More

Teaching Hospital Agrees to Pay $115,000 for Discrimination during the I-9 Process
Posted on 5 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, the Department of Justice announced another “6-figure” anti-discrimination settlement agreement – this one with the University of California San Diego Medical Center – to resolve allegations that the hospital... Read More

Dallas Property Management Firm Flubs I-9s, Pays $20K Fine and Back Wages
Posted on 12 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department today reached an agreement with Milestone Management Company, a nationwide residential property management firm headquartered in Dallas, resolving claims that the staffing company violated the anti-discrimination provision... Read More

Fed Rack Up Major Immigration-Related Fines, Settlements Against Employers
Posted on 5 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington Apple Orchard Fined $2.25M - "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reached a multimillion dollar settlement Tuesday with Prescott-based Broetje Orchards, LLC, for its civil violations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act... Read More

Food Service Giant Flubs I-9s, Pays DOJ $250K+
Posted on 8 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Centerplate Inc., resolving allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Centerplate, based in Spartanburg... Read More

Pizza Chain Settles with DOJ for $140K for I-9 Violations
Posted on 22 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Mar. 21, 2017 - "The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement today with Pizzerias, LLC (Pizzerias), a pizza restaurant franchisee with 31 locations in Miami, Florida. The agreement resolves the department’s investigation into... Read More

DOJ Settles I-9 Beef with Florida Landscaper
Posted on 24 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Nov. 23, 2015 - "The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Sunny Grove Landscaping & Nursery Inc. (Sunny Grove), a landscaping company in Ft. Myers, Florida. The settlement resolves the department’s investigation of Sunny... Read More

Panda Express Serves Up $600K to DOJ in I-9 Violation Settlement
Posted on 30 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, June 28, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. (Panda Express), a restaurant chain with over 1,800 locations in the United States. The agreement resolves the department’s... Read More

SoCal Temp Staffing Co. Settles I-9 Claim for $175K
Posted on 16 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Aug. 15, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached an agreement today with TEG Staffing Inc., also known as Eastridge Workforce Solutions, a temporary staffing agency headquartered in San Diego, to resolve allegations that their Mira Mesa, California... Read More

DOJ Settles I-9 Reverification Discrimination Case
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI), resolving allegations that the company discriminated under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality... Read More

DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Macy’s
Posted on 23 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, June 22, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Macy’s over allegations that the large national retailer violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens... Read More

Texas Supermarket Chain Pays $43K to Settle I-9 Discrimination Case
Posted on 28 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Mexico Foods LLC, aka El Rancho Corp., a supermarket chain based in Garland, Texas, resolving claims that the company engaged in discrimination during the employment eligibility verification... Read More