Thursday, June 9, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Legal Arizona Workers Act

The United States Supreme Court has upheld the Legal Arizona Workers Act (Arizona Law). Under the Arizona Law, passed in 2007, the license(s) of an Arizona employer may be, and in certain circumstances must be, suspended or revoked, if the employer knowingly or intentionally employs an unauthorized alien. The Arizona Law also requires Arizona employers to use E-Verify (an internet based federal electronic verification system) to confirm the work authorization status of employees. Thus, if not already doing so, Arizona employers should register for, and be using, E-Verify to confirm work authorization.

Each case a business or individual may face is unique and may require legal advice. If you would like additional information or have questions about the Legal Arizona Workers Act, please contact a member of our Labor and Employment Department.

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