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Drywall Installer Given Probation For Immigration Violations - Law360
Posted on 8 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, June 6, 2016 - "The first individual in western Washington convicted of repeatedly and knowingly hiring workers who were in the U.S. without permission has been sentenced to a fine and probation in a Washington federal court. David Jones... Read More

Tags: IRCA , drywall , I-9 , ketchikan

OCAHO levies $173K fine on drywall company for I-9 violations
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"KDS is directed to pay penalties totalling $173,250.00." USA v. Ketchikan Drywall Services, Inc., Aug. 11, 2011 . Read More

CA9 on I-9 Penalties: Ketchikan Drywall v. ICE
Posted on 29 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Section 274A(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act imposes an obligation on employers to verify that their employees are legally authorized to work in the United States. 8 U.S.C. § 1324a(b). Regulations designate the Employment Eligibility... Read More

OCAHO 'Publishes' the CA9 Ketchikan I-9 Decision
Posted on 23 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer publishes decisions that have been selected for and may be used as precedent pursuant to 5 U.S.C. section 552(a)(2). Each decision has been given an OCAHO Reference Number for publication purposes... Read More

Lessons from Ketchikan
Posted on 31 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Recently, the Department of Justice, Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) published a precedent decision ( United States of America v. Ketchikan Drywall Services, Inc. ) regarding liability for Form I-9 mistakes and omissions... Read More

More Lessons from Ketchikan
Posted on 1 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, we’ll wrap up our review of the Ketchikan case and provide some takeaways for organizations that are ready to clean their I-9 house." - John Fay, Oct. 31, 2011 . Read More