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OCAHO levies $173K fine on drywall company for I-9 violations

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

Lessons from Ketchikan

"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. As with previous such cases, the decision...

More Lessons from Ketchikan

"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 .

Plea deal for unlawful hires includes $500K in back wages, restitution, overtime, forfeiture

"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 revealed he hired unauthorized alien workers. As...

Ohio Drywall Firm Pays Over $268K for FLSA, H-2B Violations

"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 for FLSA minimum wage and overtime violations...

Drywall Installer Given Probation For Immigration Violations - Law360

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, 47, who pled guilty in February to Immigration Reform...