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Law360, Los Angeles (October 17, 2016, 6:27 PM EDT) — Massachusetts-based janitorial service American Cleaning Co. will pay $195,000 to settle claims that it unlawfully required specific documentation from workers who are non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday.

American Cleaning unlawfully asked its non-citizen workers to produce specific documentation to fill out Form I-9 and E-Verify paperwork for about seven years in violation of the INA, the DOJ said.

Under the law, all workers must be allowed to choose what valid documentation they want…

Source: Law360