Saipan company ordered to pay $52K for refusing to hire US-based workers
Guam - A settlement in an immigration related case in the CNMI could set a precedent for the H2B visa lawsuit here on Guam./
The Department of Justice announced today that it reached a settlement with a Saipan-based company called J.E.T. Holding which operates a restaurant, bowling alley and an amusement center.
According to the Justice Department, between January and June of last year, J.E.T. refused to hire qualified US citizens or other work-authorized individuals, preferring instead to hire foreign workers under the CW-1 visa. The CW-1 visa grants temporary authorization to foreign nationals to work in the CNMI.
Under the terms of the settlement, the company will pay a civil penalty of $12,000 and back pay of $40,000 to compensate claimants' lost wages as a result of their actions. J.E.T. was also ordered to train its workers on anti-discrimination policies of INA.