Ohio Aliens and Immigration laws & HR compliance analysis

Ohio Aliens and Immigration: What you need to know

The Ohio Fair Employment Practice Law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of national origin (OH Rev. Code Sec. 4112.01 et seq.). Employment practices that affect immigrants who are legally eligible for employment may constitute discrimination on the basis of national origin.
The law covers employers with four or more employees.
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The Ohio Civil Rights Commission enforces the Ohio Fair Employment Practice Law. The Commission is authorized to investigate complaints, hold hearings, issue subpoenas, issue administrative rulings, and enforce its orders in court (OH Rev. Code Sec. 4112.03 through Sec. 4112.061).
For additional information, visit http://crc.ohio.gov.
The 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.
The federal 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 refer for a fee for employment unauthorized” immigrants (8 USC Sec. 1324a(h)(2)).
There is an exception for state laws providing that a license can be revoked if an employer has violated IRCA. A number of state and local governments have passed provisions intended to outlaw or discourage the employment of undocumented immigrants in their jurisdictions. ...

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