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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

$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

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

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

$225K Settlement in Wa. I-9 Tussle: Wa. Potato Co. & Pasco Processing
Posted on 18 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, May 17, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Washington Potato Company and Pasco Processing, LLC, which operate a fruit and vegetable processing facility located in Pasco, Washington. The... 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

I-9 News
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The OSC has been busy , settling two cases, one in Puerto Rico and one in California . And USCIS is floating a new draft I-9 revision for comment. Stay tuned! 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

$265K Settlement in I-9 Document Abuse Case: Real Time Staffing Services, LLC., d/b/a Select Staffing
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Real Time Staffing Services LLC, doing business as Select Staffing, a company based in Santa Barbara, California. The settlement resolves the department’s claims that Select Staffing discriminated... 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

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

" The Justice Department and Puerto Rico-based Indrescom Security Technology Inc. have agreed to settle allegations that the company discriminated against a work-authorized individual during the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9... Read More

OCAHO on I-9 Fine Settlement Agreements: USA v. California Mantel, Inc.
Posted on 13 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"CA Mantel’s motion requests that OCAHO compel the government to honor a settlement agreement the company said was reached between the parties on August 27, 2012. The company asserts that after extensive negotiations the parties agreed that... Read More