ICE Levies Largest Settlement Ever: Asplundh Tree Expert Co to Pay $95 Million Dollars

Asplundh Tree Expert Co. has been ordered to pay $95 million in the largest fine against a company for hiring thousands of immigrants who did not have permission to work in the United States. The 90-year-old company with 30,000 employees employed thousands of undocumented workers between 2010 and 2014. The company must forfeit $80 million in addition to paying a $15 million civil penalty for not complying with immigration law. In 2009, Asplundh fired hundreds of employees who were ineligible to work in the United States, later rehiring them under different names or false documents.

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