Steep Immigration-Related Fine for Popular Retailer

Posted on September 30th, 2010, by Jennifer Varughese in Immigration Law. Comments Off on 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.

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Jennifer S. Varughese is the lead immigration attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. Her immigration law practice covers both family-based and employment-based green cards, temporary visas, adjustment of status for those already present in the country, citizenship, and deportation cases. Ms. Varughese has been recognized for her work in the area of the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

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