Will this rule actually be put in place?
The firings comes as businesses try to avoid getting caught in a Bush administration crackdown on illegal immigrants.
The Homeland Security Department is expected to soon make public new rules for employers notified when a worker's name or Social Security number is flagged by the Social Security Administration.
The rule, as initially drafted, requires employers to fire people who can't be verified as a legal worker and can't resolve within 60 days why the name or Social Security number on their W-2 form doesn't match the government's database.
Employers who don't comply could face fines of 250 to $10,000 per illegal worker and incident.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Is the administration preparing for an increase in local enforcement for the employers of "undocumented" workers? Some businesses are getting anxious: