The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it reached an agreement with Centerplate, Inc. resolving allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration Nationality Act (INA). Centerplate is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world with over 10,000 employees in the United States alone. The DOJ's investigation was initiated based upon a referral from the USCIS. The DOJ's investigation concluded that Centerplate engaged in a pattern or practice of treating work-eligible non-U.S. citizens differently from U.S. citizens during the employment eligibility verification processes, including E-Verify, by requiring specific documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from non-U.S. citizens, while not making similar requests of U.S. citizens. Under the terms of the agreement, Centerplate agreed to pay $250,000.00 in civil penalties, which is the third highest amount paid through settlement since the enactment of the anti-discrimination provisions in 1986. Centerplate also agreed to fully compensate any victims who lost wages as a result of the discrimination. Centerplate's employment eligibility verification practices will also be monitored by the DOJ for a period of three years.