US: A&F fined $1m after immigration audit
Teen clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has been issued with a $1.05m fine for failing to verify the employment eligibility of its workers.
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) said the settlement follows an inspection of the firm’s retail stores in Michigan in November 2008. Even though it found no evidence that “unauthorised aliens” had been hired, there were deficiencies in the internal systems used by A&F to manage its employment process.
Since the initial inspection, A&F has taken measures to revise its immigration compliance programme and implement new procedures.
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