Krispy Kreme, the American donut maker, has agreed to pay a $40,000 fine settlement after ICE’s I-9 audit of the company’s documentation. ICE, apparently tipped off by a local police department, found that dozens of unauthorized workers were employed at a Krispy Kreme donut factory. Krispy Kreme is just the latest of numerous companies that have recently faced I-9 audits. As previous mentioned on this blog, ICE is now focusing its Workplace Enforcement Initiative on companies.
Under U.S. law, companies are required to complete an I-9 for every hire for employment in the United States, and are required to maintain those records for a specified time.