The Department of Justice found that a hotel supervisor improperly suspended an employee during a check of proof of residency documents. The employee had a green card with an expired date, even though he was still a permanent legal resident. The Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union is attempting to organize workers at the hotel and said that this type of improper document checking is a common way to intimate workers during a union drive. The hotel responded that the complexity and nuances of immigration law caused the mistake and that they felt the judgment against them was fair.
See Nancy Cleeland, Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2002