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Feds increase fines for immigration, I-9 violations

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Employers that run afoul of federal immigration laws face stiffer civil fines starting March 27. The increases average about 25% and are triggered by a mandatory inflation adjustment.

The minimum fine for knowingly hiring unauthorized immigrants rises from $275 to $375. The maximum fine for first violations rises from $2,200 to $3,200. The biggest increase: The maximum penalty for multiple violations rises from $11,000 to $16,000 per violation.

Since Dec. 26, 2007, employers should be using the redesigned version of the I-9. Download a copy at www.theHRSpecialist.com/newI9.

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