Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

OCAHO on I-9 Fine Settlement Agreements: USA v. California Mantel, Inc.


"CA Mantel’s motion requests that OCAHO compel the government to honor a settlement agreement the company said was reached between the parties on August 27, 2012.  The company asserts that after extensive negotiations the parties agreed that the case would be settled for $8000, and that each side would pay its own costs and fees.  The parties also agreed that counsel for ICE would draft the agreement, that CA Mantel would make the payment on October 1, 2012, and that the precise mailing instructions for the payment would be sent to the company once the settlement was approved by this office.  The motion says further that on August 27 the parties identified the individuals who would sign the settlement agreement on behalf of their respective parties.  CA Mantel asserts that notwithstanding the consummation of the agreement, ICE subsequently proposed in September to insert new and additional provisions that had not previously been contemplated or discussed