Employer Fines for Immigration Violations Increasing as of March 27
The Dept. of Homeland Security and the Dept. of Justice have issued final rules increasing the civil monetary penalties for employers who violate federal immigration law in hiring, recruiting, referring or employing workers; and for paperwork violations. The penalties are being increased to account for inflation, and depending on the violation, will increase from $100 to $5,000 per violation. The penalties become effective on March 27.