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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

Plea deal for unlawful hires includes $500K in back wages, restitution, overtime, forfeiture
Posted on 1 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The president of a Sierra Vista, Ariz., drywall and stucco company pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges resulting from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that... Read More

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

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

Ohio Drywall Firm Pays Over $268K for FLSA, H-2B Violations
Posted on 14 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigated Gem Interiors Inc. and found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the H-2B temporary nonimmigrant visa program. The company agreed to pay $126,944 to 95 drywall installers... 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