Otto W. Immel quoted in article “A Patchwork Quilt of Compliance”Constructor Magazine 05/01/08
Following is an excerpt:
| Changes in federal immigration laws seem unlikely this election year, which means contractors must continue to deal with states trying to address on their own the issue of undocumented workers. |
While the country descends into a patchwork of inconsistent requirements with little hope of a federal resolution before the presidential election, there are steps contractors should follow to help them stay out of trouble, says Otto Immel, a labor attorney with Quarles & Brady’s Naples, Fla., office.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to issue a modified version of its earlier “Safe-Harbor” rule, which attached a hefty penalty, up to $5,000 per employee, for employers who fail to resolve “no match” letters from the Social Security Administration.
Originally published in Constructor Magazine, March/April 2008