9th Circ. Backs $300K In I-9 Penalties Against Sheet Metal Co.

Law360, Washington (August 8, 2017, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday upheld most of the charges that resulted in $305,000 in penalties for employing unauthorized immigrants levied against a now-bankrupt sheet metal company, rejecting the company’s arguments that a rogue human resources director was to blame.

The panel affirmed an administrative law judge's decision holding DLS Precision Fab LLC liable for violating the Immigration and Nationality Act by failing to comply with worker verification requirements and employing more than a dozen individuals known to be ineligible to work in the U.S....
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