Legal Alert: Complying with Arizona's New Immigration Law
Although Arizona's new immigration law (The Legal Arizona Workers'Act) won't formally take effect until January 1, 2008, employers would be well-advised to begin preparations now for complying with this new law which is generally viewed as the toughest in the nation. These preparations should include not only an internal audit of the company's I-9s and registering for the Basic Pilot program, but also ensuring that you have the infrastructure in place to ensure that you can take full advantage of all of the defenses demonstrating that you are not intentionally or knowingly hiring undocumented workers. Training of your supervisors and key support staff will be critical in making sure that your employees are not inadvertently creating liability for your company since even simple mistakes can lead to severe penalties including permanent loss of your business license. Click the link to view the Alert in its entirety.