ICE reports that two Houston businesses each agreed to pay $2 million in fines to settle allegations that they knowingly hired undocumented workers. The cases were brought against Champion Windows and Advanced Containment Systems. ICE audited the Forms I-9 of these entities and found a "pattern and practice" of serious violations, including a high percentage of undocumented workers on their payrolls who were hired based on "egregiously suspect" identification and employment eligibility documents. The companies agreed to pay the fines as part of a non-prosecution agreement under which they also agreed to take corrective actions to address prior immigration violations.
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Houston businesses fined $2 million for hiring undocumented workers
- Epstein Becker Green
- Pierre Georges Bonnefil, Patrick G. Brady, Robert S. Groban, Jr., Jang Hyuk Im and Greta Ravitsky
- April 11 2012
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