Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Albertville City Council (Alabama) passed a resolution Monday targeting contractors who employ “unauthorized aliens.” Albertville’s version requires contractors and suppliers with three or more employees to certify that they and their subcontractors use E-Verify to ensure no unauthorized immigrants are used in providing services to the city. It applies to contracts of $100,000 or more, although Lyons wants to reduce that figure to $50,000. Contractors have to sign statements of verification to submit with bid packages, and the city will reject packages without the signed statements. If unauthorized workers are not fired when discovered, then contracts may be terminated pending the outcome of a hearing. For the full story, click here.