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Regulations About Hiring Illegal Immigrants: Issues

The mandates by the government is to create some sort of equity between employees and employers. In your opinion can you tell me why is it that some employers disobey these regulations?

If you look at some employees who hires illegal immigrants. They avoid these regulations. What are your thoughts on that?

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Let me give you some examples:

1. You hire a housekeeper to come to your home for 4 hours every two weeks. Do you ask that person if they have a green card? Do you tell them you should put them on a payroll? Do you explain that they will be able to draw unemployment and pay in social security tax for their retirement? No, probably not, and you may not even realize that you are violating the employment law.

2. You are a contractor and Jose works for you. He is an excellent employee and he has a green card. You have a critical need for a couple of workers today, and Jose tells you ...

Solution Summary

The solution presents three examples of how and when employers hire illegal immigrants, either knowingly or not. Following the examples is a list of four types of problems employers encounter when trying to comply with government regulations. Last is a opinion about an ultimate resolution to the issue.

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