OCAHO Reduces I-9 Fine from $44K to $33K: USA v. Black & Blue Steak & Crab

OCAHO Reduces I-9 Fine from $44K to $33K: USA v. Black & Blue Steak & Crab

"The gravamen of the amended complaint is that the respondent hired seventy-three named individuals and failed to ensure that each properly completed section 1 of Form I-9, or failed itself to properly complete section 2.  ICE seeks penalties in the amount of $605 for each violation alleged, or a total of $44,165. ... Considering the record as a whole in light of all the facts and circumstances, the penalties will be adjusted as a matter of discretion to $450 each or a total of $32,850." - USA v. MEMF LLC D/B/A BLACK & BLUE STEAK & CRAB - BUFFALO, Mar. 1, 2013.