Employers Not Immune from Punishment by OSC for E-Verify Violations

Employers Not Immune from Punishment by OSC for E-Verify Violations

"Yesterday, the Justice Department announced it entered into a settlement agreement with Diversified Maintenance Systems, LLC, a provider of janitorial and facilities maintenance services based in Tampa, Florida.  The Florida employer allegedly retaliated against one of its employees based on a final non-confirmation result generated from its use of E-Verify.  This case marks a departure from the standard conduct OSC typically investigates; where investigations of immigration-related discrimination usually involve conduct related to the I-9 Form.  This case is one of the first publicized cases where OSC investigates discrimination based on an employer’s conduct related to the use of E-Verify. Employers who are currently enrolled in E-Verify should pay particular attention." - Ann Cun, Sept. 28, 2012.

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