Alabama Immigration Law Top 10 Do’S And Don’T

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Alabama Immigration Law effective September 1, 2011

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Alabama Immigration Law Top 10 Do’S And Don’T

  1. 1. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />Top 10 DO’s and DON’T for Employers under the Alabama Immigration Act<br />Trainer: Thomas M. Eden, III<br />Attorney<br />Capell & Howard, P.C.<br />
  2. 2. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />2<br />Don’t knowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien to perform work within the State of Alabama<br />
  3. 3. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />3<br />DON’Tknowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien to perform work within the State of Alabama<br />You must verify the status of every new employee through the federal E-Verify procedures and fire unauthorized aliens.<br />
  4. 4. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />4<br />DO enroll in E-Verify<br />
  5. 5. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />5<br />DO enroll in E-Verify<br />Do schedule Form I-9 Supervisor Training because the E-Verify system is only as good as the information collected.<br />Do put an E-Verify policy in your employee handbook and make sure you are using the latest version of Form I-9.<br />Do have an outside audit done of your Form I-9s and Immigration Practices<br /><ul><li>E-Verify is an employer’s only get out of jail card with Immigration Compliance and Enforcement (ICE) and the only safe harbor under the Alabama Immigration Act.</li></li></ul><li>Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />6<br />DO terminate any employee if you become aware of their illegal status<br />
  6. 6. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />7<br />DO terminate any employee if you become aware of their illegal status<br />The employer could face severe penalties involving probation and suspension of business license.<br />
  7. 7. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />8<br />DON’T deduct from state income or business taxes any wages, compensation or remuneration of any kind, whether monetary or otherwise, for services paid to an unauthorized alien<br />
  8. 8. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />9<br />DON’T deduct from state income or business taxes any wages, compensation or remuneration of any kind, whether monetary or otherwise, for services paid to an unauthorized alien<br />A business entity or employer who knowingly fails to comply will be liable for a penalty equal to 10 times the business expense deduction claimed.<br />
  9. 9. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />10<br />DON’T discriminate<br />
  10. 10. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />11<br />DON’T discriminate<br />An employer may be liable for failure to hire a job applicant who is a United States citizen, or who is an alien authorized to work in the United States, while retaining any employee who the employer knows, or reasonably should have known, is an unauthorized alien.<br />The employer can be sued by the unsuccessful applicant in an Alabama civil action for discrimination under Section 17 and awarded compensatory relief, court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.<br />
  11. 11. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />12<br />DON’T enter into contracts with illegal aliens<br />
  12. 12. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />13<br />DON’T enter into contracts with illegal aliens<br />The Act provides that no court shall enforce the terms of, or otherwise regard as valid, any contract between a party and an alien unlawfully present in the United States.<br />
  13. 13. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />14<br />DON’T pick up day labor in your vehicle<br />
  14. 14. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />15<br />DON’T pick up day labor in your vehicle<br />The Act makes it illegal to stop a vehicle on a street, roadway or highway “to attempt to hire or hire and pick up passengers for work at a different location if the motor vehicle blocks or impedes the normal movement of traffic.” <br />This applies regardless of citizenship or alien status.<br />
  15. 15. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />16<br />DON’T house an illegal alien<br />
  16. 16. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />17<br />DON’T house an illegal alien<br />It is illegal to “conceal, harbor, or shield” an alien from detection in any place, including any building or vehicles, if the person knows or recklessly disregards that the alien is illegal in the United States. <br />Similarly, it is illegal to induce an alien to come to or reside in Alabama if the person knows or recklessly disregards the fact that the alien will be in violation of federal law.<br />
  17. 17. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011, All Right s Reserved<br />18<br />DON’T transport an illegal alien<br />
  18. 18. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />19<br />DON’T transport an illegal alien<br />It will be illegal to transport an alien “in furtherance of the unlawful presence of the alien in the United State, knowingly or in reckless disregard to the fact that the alien has com to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation of federal law.”<br />
  19. 19. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />20<br />DON’T rent to an illegal alien<br />
  20. 20. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />21<br />DON’T rent to an illegal alien<br />It is illegal to harbor an unlawful alien by entering into a rental agreement with the alien, if the person knows or recklessly disregards the fact that the alien is in the United States illegally.<br />
  21. 21. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />22<br />Benefits of Immigration Compliance<br />
  22. 22. Capell & Howard, P.C. 2011<br />23<br />How to Contact Speaker:<br />Tommy Eden<br />Attorney at Law<br />TEL: (334) 241-8030<br />FAX: (334) 501-4512<br />E-Mail: tme@chlaw.com<br />Blog: www.alabamahrlaw.com<br />Website: www.capellhoward.com<br />Capell & Howard, P.C.<br />3120-B Frederick Road<br />Opelika, AL 36801<br />Capell & Howard, P.C.<br />150 South Perry Street<br />Montgomery, AL 36104<br />

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