Connecticut Aliens and Immigration laws & HR compliance analysis

Connecticut Aliens and Immigration: What you need to know

The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 46A-60) prohibits discrimination because of “national origin.”
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No employer may knowingly employ an immigrant who is not entitled to lawful residence in the United States (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-51k).
The Employment Discrimination Law is enforced by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, which has the authority to receive, initiate, investigate, conciliate, and hold hearings on discrimination complaints; adopt rules; issue subpoenas and administrative decisions; and file lawsuits in state court to enforce its orders.
Remedies may include hiring, reinstatement, promotion, back pay, the payment of damages (including compensation for pain and suffering), and legal fees and costs. Persons with employment discrimination complaints may also bring private lawsuits in state court to enforce their rights under the law after they have exhausted their administrative remedies through Commission proceedings.
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The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify the legal status and right to work of all new hires. To satisfy verification requirements, employers should ask all new hires for documents establishing both identity and work authorization.
Please see the Immigration topical analysis for additional discussion.
IRCA and all subsequent amendments regulate the employment status of immigrants.
Preemption of state laws. IRCA provisions “preempt any state or local law imposing civil or criminal sanctions (other than through licensing and similar laws) upon those who employ or recruit or ...

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