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New York Cleaner Fined $1.1 Million for Immigration Violations

Sept. 23, 2019, 7:19 PM

A now-defunct New York cleaning company is liable for $1.1 million for violating employment verification laws and for hiring undocumented immigrants.

Imacuclean Cleaning Services LLC either failed to complete an I-9 employment verification form or improperly completed one for 655 employees, a Justice Department administrative law judge found in a Sept. 11 decision released last week.

U.S. employers must complete I-9 forms for all employees within three days of hire.

The decision is notable considering the tendency of the DOJ’s Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer to reduce fines from what is proposed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the...

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