Chipotle Investigated Further by ICE
U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigated 20 to 25 restaurants in LA, Atlanta, other cities this week. http://tinyurl.com/4yar79x
1/3 of Chipotle’s Minnesota employees were terminated as a result of ICE I-9 audits. Hopefully, this same 33% rate will not hold for the remaining 25,000 employees across the nation. This is another example of an employer that could have had a much different story had they used www.formi9.com to conduct a voluntary audit of their I-9s.
Instead of negative publicity, employee lawsuits, 1st page google results that show ICE raids instead of how great their restaurants are, intense public scrutiny and severe business disruption, they could have avoided all that if they had simply used an electronic I-9 and conducted voluntary audits. They would have identified any issues long before ICE came knocking and they could have planned for how they could handle the issues, not to mention, correct all the curable errors.
Hopefully, others will choose a different story.