Legal Alert: South Carolina Enacts Law Prohibiting Employment of Unauthorized Aliens


South Carolina has become the most recent state to join the battle against the employment of illegal immigrants. On June 4, 2008, the Governor signed the South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act (H 4400). Among other things, this law prohibits employers from knowingly and intentionally employing unauthorized aliens. The law provides that employers who comply in good faith with its employment verification requirements will not be deemed to have knowingly and intentionally employed unauthorized aliens.

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