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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed House Bill 658, a bill that is intended to simplify and clarify Alabama’s existing controversial immigration law, the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.
H.B. 658 is intended to address various aspects of the original law, including provisions disliked by the business community. In announcing the signing, Bentley contended that the law “reduces burdens on businesses while still holding them accountable to hire legal workers.”
Under the Act, as a condition for the award of any contract, grant, or incentive by the state, any political subdivision of the state, or any state-funded entity to a business entity or employer with one or more employees, the business entity or employer must not knowingly employ, hire, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien within the state. Such business entities and employers must provide documentation of enrollment in the E-Verify program and must verify every employee that is required to be verified according to applicable federal rules and regs. Similar requirements apply to subcontractors.
Among other changes to the law, H.B. 658 revises penalties for violations, providing a three-year probationary period for first-time violators that would require quarterly reports of new hires to the Department of Industrial Relations (Department of Labor). Violators would be considered in breach of contract and could have the contract terminated by the public entity. As well as being required by the court to terminate the employment of every unauthorized alien, and to file a sworn affidavit to that effect, violators also face suspension of their business license or permit, specific to locations where the unauthorized aliens performed work. (Act No. 2012-491 (H.B. 658), Laws 2012, effective May 18, 2012.)
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