U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS VISITING ALABAMA BUSINESSES
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are visiting businesses in Alabama to determine compliance with federal immigration and hiring laws, according to a release from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. Employers not in compliance with immigration laws may be fined.
Changes with compliance rules present a challenge for farmers and agribusiness owners across the state who otherwise try to fulfill proper documentation requirements, said Alabama Farmers Federation Commodity Division Director Mac Higginbotham.
“It is an ongoing challenge for farms and businesses to know when and how prevailing wage or compliance rules might change,” explained Higginbotham. “It is even more difficult for employers to maintain compliance with evolving documentation requirements.”
All businesses are encouraged to review compliance requirements. The following links provide information on compliance guidelines:
Following the passage of Alabama’s immigration law in 2011, Labor Law Expert Thomas Eden of Capell & Howard Law Firm published a series of webinars to help employers understand new requirements. Access the webinars at the links below: