Steep Immigration-Related Fine for Popular Retailer
Over the past few years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has increased its audits of U.S. companies. The latest high profile case involves popular clothing retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch. Yesterday, in a settlement, A&F agreed to a $1.9 million fine for technology-related deficiencies in its electronic employment-status verification system. ICE found no instances of A&F hiring undocumented workers, but there were issues with methods used to confirm compliance with immigration laws. The entire investigation shows the importance of proper I-9 documentation for current and new employees at U.S. companies.
If your company requires legal assistance with I-9 documentation for your employees, contact us to schedule your initial consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer today. Our immigration attorneys represent clients throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.