The National Labor Relations Board ordered a company to reinstate workers and give them back pay for unfair labor practices. In doing so, the company's attorney found out Jose Castro lied about his citizenship. The company didn't have to hire Castro back, it would violate immigration law. But it didn't want to give him back pay, either. Result: The court said Castro was entitled to back pay up until the date the company discovered he was illegal. (Hoffman Plastic Compounds Inc. v. NLRB, No. 98-1570, D.C. Dist., 2001)
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