OCAHO Decreases I-9 Violation Fines Imposed on a Small Employer
Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer reduced the fines imposed on an employer for 79 I-9 violations, noting that the fact that ICE chose to disbelieve the employer's explanation for completing forms late does not constitute evidence of bad faith. This is a companion case to U.S. v. SIWAN & SONS, INC. D/B/A SUBWAY, ) #35029 AND SUBWAY #23095, where OCAHO also found the fines excessive in light of the record as a whole.