• Proposed Senate Act Could Have Broad Impact on Employers and Employees
  • June 19, 2013
  • Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP - Atlanta Office
  • In late May, hundreds of amendments were proposed to Senate Bill 744, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, which-if passed-could have a wide-ranging impact on employers and employees. The bill is designed to implement changes in border security, employee verification, visa reform and the legalization process for undocumented immigrants, though additional changes may be incorporated with new proposals and amendments. While the legislation is centered on immigration reform-and not employment generally-it could create a new set of rules and consequences that would apply to all employers. This advisory addresses four key elements of the bill that employers and employees need to be mindful of should the legislation move forward and eventually become law.