Cape Coral, FL asked in Immigration Law and Business Law for Florida

Q: We have a lawn business in florida. We employee 1 worker who isn't documented.

How will this new law that florida passed effect my employee and my business. He is worried about perhaps having to leave florida

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Kevin D. Slattery
Kevin D. Slattery
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should likely schedule a consultation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can discuss the details in a private setting. Does your employee "who isn't documented" have lawful work authorization, such as employment authorization through DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or a pending asylum case? If you knowingly hired someone without work authorization, then you the employer were already taking on liability, regardless of the new Florida law. Federal law already prohibits the knowing employment of one who does not have lawful work authorization. Again, consider scheduling a consultation with an attorney. Many offer online video consultations.

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