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Arizona Company Fined $347,500 for 380 Paperwork I-9 Violations

In USA v. Frimmel Management, OCAHO ordered the employer to pay $347,500 in penalties for 380 paperwork I-9 violations. ICE served this employer with a Notice of Inspection requesting the original Forms I-9 “for all current employees and all former” employees, copies of any identity and employment authorization documents attached to the employees’ Forms I-9, a list of all employees receiving wages, and other related employee and business records.

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Employer Fines of $75,600 Relating to I-9 Violations Upheld

In Buffalo Transportation, Inc. v. USA, the 2nd U.S. Cir. Court of Appeals upheld $75,600 in civil penalties assessed by the Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) in an I-9 case. ICE audited the I-9 forms of this employer and found 138 substantive I-9 violations.  The main violations related to failing to properly prepare or present Forms I-9 or failing to complete the I-9s timely (within three days of hiring). ICE levied fines of $935 for each […]

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Employer Ordered to Pay Penalties of $56,150 for I-9 Violations

In U.S. v. Solutions Group International, LLC, OCAHO ordered the employer to pay $56,150 in penalties after accounting for some mitigating factors. After Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) served a Notice of Inspection, the employer, Solutions Group, was unable to produce some I-9 forms and, as to the forms produced, ICE found various sections out of compliance. ICE filed a two-count complaint for: failure to prepare/present I-9 forms and failure to properly complete Section 2.   ICE assessed […]

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