Justice Department Settles Discrimination Claim Against Illinois Company

The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with a manufacturer of semiconductor structures and advanced solar cells based in Niles, Illinois.  The agreement resolves allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), when it placed six online job postings that explicitly stated citizenship status preferences […]

Largest domestic toddler toymaker partners with ICE

America’s largest manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys became the latest employer Wednesday to be certified with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) employment compliance program, IMAGE, or “ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers.” The Company which employs more than 800 people in northern Ohio, has pledged and been officially certified by ICE to […]

E-Verify Rule in South Carolina Comes into Full Effect from July 1st 2012

Amendments to the “South Carolina Illegal Immigration and Reform Act” were signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley on June 27, 2011. The amended law requires all employers to enroll in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify system beginning January 1, 2012 and to verify the legal status of all new employees through E-Verify […]

Houston-based company admits to hiring illegal aliens and agrees to forfeit $2 million

Houston-based company has agreed to adhere to revised immigration compliance procedures and to pay $2 million as forfeited funds to the Department of Homeland Security related to revenue derived from the employment of illegal aliens. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas, along with Robert Rutt, special agent in […]

Washington based herb grower fined $1 million for knowingly employing illegal aliens

A Washington-based supplier of fresh organic herbs to nearly 2,700 grocers was sentenced Tuesday to $1 million in criminal fines and probation for hiring illegal aliens in a case spurred by a tip to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). In a plea agreement, the organization and three top executives admitted […]

Justice Department Settles Document Abuse Claim against a School in Ohio

The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with a school in Ohio resolving allegations that the company discriminated under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, when it fired an employee at division in Ohio, in connection with a “reverification” of his employment eligibility. In a complaint filed with the […]

Steps to Conduct an I-9 Audit

Gather all I-9s on file: the very first step while conducting an I-9 audit would be to gather up all I-9s. This will give you an idea of whether there are any missing forms, help you better organize those with incorrect information and give direction on what steps are to be taken. Once all the […]

Colorado-based Restaurant Fined for Missing I-9

Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer recently upheld fine that was imposed on a Colorado based restaurant for failing to prepare or present a Form I-9 upon request.  The Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE or the government) filed a one count complaint against the firm for incomplete or missing I-9s. […]