Posts Tagged ‘investigation’

I-9s and Immigration Enforcement

The Trump administration’s efforts to aggressively enforce the nation’s immigration laws now include increased investigations and audits to identify undocumented workers in America’s workplaces. Federal agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), have ramped-up their hiring of field office and enforcement personnel to ensure U.S. employers are complying with employment verification and eligibility requirements.

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DOL penalized for ‘bad faith’ conduct

The Department of Labor recently agreed to pay an employer $1.5 million for costs and attorneys’ fees it had incurred in a lawsuit filed by the DOL. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the employer was entitled to recover from the federal agency its fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act. Specifically, the appeals court determined that the “government’s conduct before and during the litigation amounted to bad faith.” This case is particularly instructive for employers in making sure they receive a fair and impartial investigation.

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