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Abercrombie & Fitch Pays For Its Employment Verification Snafu




    For once, teen denim and lifestyle retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has landed in hot water for refusing to bare it all.

    The company's failure to adequately verify that employees in Michigan were eligible to work in the U.S. resulted in a $1.05 million customs settlement yesterday.

    WWD reports that Abercrombie's employment verification trouble dates back to November 2008, when an Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation revealed that the company's electronic I-9 verification system -- a tracking mechanism for the mandatory employment eligibility form -- was error-prone .

    According to the report, I.C.E currently knows of no illegal aliens who were hired as a result of the deficient system. According to the story, A&F -- which declined to comment -- has since implemented measures to meet verification compliance.