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NEW REMEDY FOR UNLAWFUL VERIFICATION FOR RIGHT TO WORK

An applicant or employee is entitled to file a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards and recover a penalty of $10,000 per violation for the following employer actions:

  • Requesting more or different documents than are required under federal law
  • Refuse to honor documents tendered that on their face appear to be reasonably genuine
  • Refuse to honor documents or work authorization based upon the specific status or term of status that accompanies the authorization to work
  • Attempt to re-investigate or re-verify an incumbent employee’s authorization to work using an unfair immigration-related practice

If you have any questions about your obligations as an employer, please contact us at info@mitzelgroup.com or reach out to your Mitzel Group, LLP attorney directly.