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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

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

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

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

OSC Settles I-9 Discrimination Case for $115K
Posted on 21 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Potter Concrete , a company based in Dallas , resolving claims that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of document abuse in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).... 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

Seattle Co. Pays $40K+ to Settle I-9 Discrimination Case
Posted on 28 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department reached an agreement today with SK Food Group Inc., a company based in Seattle, resolving claims that the company used discriminatory document practices when verifying the work authority of non-citizens. The department’s... Read More