Restaurant Chain gets massive fine for Vetting Illegals

Panda Express ‘too careful’ in quest to hire only legal residents

The saying “Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t” is harsh reality for Panda Express. They follow the law that says they can’t employ illegals, and when they check to see if they are illegal, they get punished by the Communists in charge!

Isaiah 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

WND – The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday it reached a settlement agreement with Panda Restaurant Group Inc., a chain of more than 1,800 Chinese-cuisine restaurants the DOJ accuses of discriminating against non-U.S. citizens in its hiring practices.

The deal resolves the department’s investigation into whether Panda Express discriminated against non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or INA, when verifying employees’ permission to work, according to a DOJ press release.

According to the DOJ investigation, Panda Express “unnecessarily required lawful permanent resident workers to re-establish their work authorization” when their green cards expired, “while not making similar requests to U.S. citizen workers when their documents expired.”

It was not clear from the press release what “documents” a U.S. citizen would have that could expire and need to be re-verified. WND called and emailed the DOJ press office Wednesday and did not get a return call.

The investigation also concluded that Panda Express “routinely required other non-U.S. citizen workers to produce immigration documents to reverify their ongoing work authorization despite evidence they had already provided sufficient documentation.”

The anti-discrimination provision of the INA prohibits such requests for documents when based on an employee’s citizenship status or national origin, according to the DOJ release.

Under the settlement, Panda Express will pay a civil penalty of $400,000 to the United States, establish a $200,000 back-pay fund to compensate workers who lost wages due to the company’s practices, train its human resources personnel on the requirements of the INA’s anti-discrimination provision, and be subject to departmental monitoring and reporting requirements. Read the rest here.

Conclusion: Whether you follow the law or not, the scum in power has the ability to control you no matter what!