September 19, 2014
On September 10, 2014 the United States Attorney’s office in Utah and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that Grand America Hotels and Resorts had entered into a non-prosecution agreement, agreeing to forfeit almost $2 million for hiring unlawful workers. The company also agreed to institute a compliance plan and undertake other remedial measures estimated to cost $500,000.

This case is a stunning example of the importance of immigration related monitoring, compliance and oversight by the C-suite, as well as the exposure and cost to companies that do not prioritize such compliance and dedicate the necessary with limited time, resources and funds.

For more information on the case, including best practices to avoid similar enforcement penalties, click here.