Friday, November 27, 2009
Rebecca Smith of the National Employment Law Project had a guest post on the American Constitution Society blog on The Nexus Between Labor Law & Immigration Policy. "[T]he AFL-CIO, American Rights at Work and the National Employment Law Project released a report detailing how, in case after case, employers were able to use the immigration status of their workers as a bludgeon to avoid labor claims. Here's an example of how it works: An immigrant worker is injured on the job. He files a workers compensation claim - a perfectly legal action. His employer or insurance company then investigates and discovers his social security number isn't good. The worker is turned in to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, and deported. No workers compensation benefits for the worker. No workers compensation bill for the employer."