Monday, March 31, 2008

Increased Penalties for Immigration Violations

The ICE crackdown continues, with increased penalties for employers who knowingly employ unauthorized aliens that are now in affect.
  • First violation for knowing employment of an unauthorized alien, $375.00 (previously $275.00)
  • First violation maximum penalty, $3,200.00 (previously $2,200.00)
  • Multiple violations maximum penalty, $16,000.00 (previously $11,000.00)
All of these fines are per person. So if you're employing 10 authorized aliens, it's $375 per person you illegally employed.

Make sure to audit your employee files and I-9 procedures.

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