The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, makes it a crime to knowingly hire illegal immigrants and requires businesses to verify the employment status of their workers. Anyone could put an employer under scrutiny by immigration authorities with a simple phone call, and that makes employers nervous.
"What if I have a falling out with someone? They can come in now and point out one of my employees and say 'Check that guy out. I think he's illegal,'" said Pavlikowski, who owns three Burger King restaurants in Flagstaff.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Forbes reports on how some business owners are getting anxious over the new Arizona employer sanctions law for the hiring of "undocumented immigrants":