Do you need to know the immigration status of that worker?

Contractors cannot always bury their head in the sand when it comes to worker documentation.

I read an article about immigration reform in Texas and its relationship to the construction industry. The article mentioned that some contractors in Texas are classifying workers as subcontractors in an effort to, among other things, avoid knowing the legal status of their workers. This was surprising because I thought that Texas, of all places, would require contractors, and the subcontractors employed by them, to confirm that workers on projects had the legal status to work on a project. (more…)