Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Employment of unauthorized aliens. Prohibits an employer from knowingly employing, after September 30, 2016, an unauthorized alien. Authorizes the attorney general to: (1) investigate a complaint that an employer knowingly employed an unauthorized alien; (2) verify with the federal government the work authorization of the alleged unauthorized alien; (3) under certain conditions, notify United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, local law enforcement agencies, and the prosecuting attorney in the county in which an unauthorized alien is employed; and (4) maintain certain records of violation orders. Provides that a prosecuting attorney who receives notification from the attorney general may bring a Employment of unauthorized aliens. Prohibits an employer from knowingly employing, after September 30, 2016, an unauthorized alien. Authorizes the attorney general to: (1) investigate a complaint that an employer knowingly employed an unauthorized alien; (2) verify with the federal government the work authorization of the alleged unauthorized alien; (3) under certain conditions, notify United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, local law enforcement agencies, and the prosecuting attorney in the county in which an unauthorized alien is employed; and (4) maintain certain records of violation orders. Provides that a prosecuting attorney who receives notification from the attorney general may bring a civil action against an employer for knowingly employing an unauthorized alien. Prohibits the prosecuting attorney from filing an action against an employer that verifies the employment authorization of an employee through the E-Verify program. Establishes a rebuttable presumption that an employer did not knowingly employ an unauthorized alien if the employer complied in good faith with the federal employment verification requirements. Requires a court to dismiss an action against an employer under certain circumstances. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor to file a complaint with the attorney general, knowing the complaint is false or frivolous. Prohibits an employer from discharging or discriminating against an employee who takes certain actions under the employment of unauthorized alien provisions. ... View more