Twelve Connecticut employers have been fined for hiring unlawful employees after an investigation and audit of I-9 forms by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
Four of the 12 companies fined are located in Fairfield County.
I-9 forms are required for every employee at a company and forces an employer to record and review an employee’s identity and employment eligibility documents.
The investigation is apart of a strategy launched in 2009 to reduce illegal employment and protect job opportunities for legal workers.
Last year one Connecticut technology company in Bloomfield was fined $15,000. This year, the 12 companies will split the fine of more than $132,000 in total.
Companies fined include:
- Acranom Masonry Inc. of Middlefield: $4,500
- Calabro Cheese Corp. of East Haven: $45,000
- Contour Landscaping Company Inc. of Stamford: $8,104
- Gourmet Heaven Inc. of New Haven: $5,891
- John J. Masi Company Inc. of Bridgeport: $3,276
- Kingswood Kitchens Company Inc. of Danbury: $12,000
- Leed-Himmel Industries Inc. of Hamden: $2,241.25
- Melissa & Doug L.L.C. of Wilton: $1,386
- Prostar Inc. of Farmington: $10,472
- Quality Sales L.L.C. of Hartford: $2,722
- Superior Plastics Extrusion Company Inc., aka Impact Plastics, of Putnam: $34,000
- Villa Brava Grocery L.L.C. of Hartford: $2,992