Operators of Chicago Manufacturing Company Charged with Knowingly Hiring Undocumented Workers

According to a news release by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), four operators of KSO MetalFab Inc., a manufacturing company in suburban Chicago, have been charged in federal court for knowingly hiring and harboring undocumented workers. According to ICE, they could each face up to five years in prison for harboring and up to six months for engaging in the hiring process of the unauthorized individuals. The release states that Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) served the company a notice of inspection after suspecting 36 of their employees had used fraudulent identity documents in the hiring process. Even though the employers (MetalFab) terminated the alleged unauthorized

USCIS Releases new Version of Form I-9: What Employers Need to Know

On January 31, USCIS published a Federal Register notice introducing the new version of the Form I-9, which employers must use to verify the identity and employment authorization of their employees. What to know: The form is available for use now, but employers may continue using the previous version until April 30, 2020. Employers who fail to use the new Form I-9 after April 30 can be subject to penalties, enforced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Employers should not complete new Form I-9 for employees who already have an I-9 on file, unless they need to be re-verified. In this new version of the Form I-9, USCIS has made several changes, including clarifying who can act a

North Texas Construction Company to pay $3 million, Executives face Federal Prison

What is going on? According to a news release by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Speed Fab Crete, a construction company in North Texas, allegedly transferred 23 unauthorized employees to the payroll of a staffing agency and had them assigned to Speed Fab after an ICE I-9 inspection revealed they were not authorized to work in the U.S. Speed Fab Crete will now have to pay $3 million to the U.S. Treasury for their role in the scheme. Meanwhile, all three company owners face time in federal prison, with one facing up to five years. In the release, a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agent warns employers that criminal investigations like these "serve as a warning t

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