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

DOJ Settles With Texas School District Over Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim; $140K Civil Penalty
Posted on 29 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Nov. 22, 2016 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with the Aldine, Texas, Independent School District resolving allegations that the district discriminated against work-authorized non-citizens in violation... Read More

Denver Sheriff Dept. Settles I-9 Citizenship Discrimination Complaints with DOJ
Posted on 23 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Nov. 21, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached a settlement today resolving claims that the Denver Sheriff Department discriminated against work-authorized immigrants in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Denver Sheriff... 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

Neb. Meatpacking Co. to Pay $200K Fine to Settle Citizenship Discrimination Claim
Posted on 25 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with Nebraska Beef Ltd., a meat packing company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. The settlement resolves an investigation by the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related... Read More

DOJ Reaches Settlement with Houston Community College to Resolve Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices
Posted on 3 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with Houston Community College (HCC) resolving allegations that the college violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). HCC employs... 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

DOJ Settles Lawsuit Against Texas Bus Company for Discriminating Against U.S. Workers
Posted on 8 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with Autobuses Ejecutivos LLC, doing business as Omnibus Express, a bus company based in Houston, Texas. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed in August 2013 by the department... Read More

Mass. Staffing Firm Pays $10.5K to Settle DOJ Citizenship Discrimination Case
Posted on 3 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department reached an agreement today with SD Staffing LLC (SD Staffing), aka Atwork Personnel Services Inc., a company based in Methuen, Mass., resolving claims that the staffing company engaged in citizenship status discrimination... 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

Nevada Cab Companies Settle Immigration Discrimination Case: $445K Penalty
Posted on 21 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Oct. 20, 2015 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Nevada Yellow Cab Corporation, Nevada Checker Cab Corporation, and Nevada Star Cab Corporation – three Las Vegas, Nevada, taxicab companies that... Read More

California Skilled Nursing Facility Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim, Pays $24K Penalty
Posted on 3 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, May 31, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement today with Villa Rancho Bernardo Care Center (VRB), a skilled nursing facility in San Diego. The agreement resolves the department’s investigation of VRB for discrimination... Read More

DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against North Carolina Company
Posted on 1 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Gamewell Mechanical Inc., a subsidiary of Woodfin Heating, Inc. based in Salisbury, N.C., resolving claims that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the... Read More

DOJ Settles Largest-Ever Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim for $320K Plus Lost Wages
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Luis Esparza Services, Inc. (LES), a farm labor contractor company based in Bakersfield, California, resolving claims that the company discriminated against individuals because of citizenship... Read More