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State Mandatory E-Verify Bill: An Analysis of Montana’s House Bill 297 (Feb 2013)

An Analysis of Montana’s House Bill 297 (2013)

Overview: This bill creates state-level penalties (suspending business licenses) for employers in Montana who knowingly hire undocumented workers; it also requires employers in the state to use E-Verify six months after the passage of the bill. 

 

Section 1:  Definitions

Facts for Documented and Undocumented Workers Helping to Clean-up and Rebuild the Gulf Coast Region

IMMIGRANT WORKERS’ RIGHTS

All workers, including documented and undocumented immigrant workers, are protected by many U.S. employment and labor laws. Rights that may apply to workers depending upon the circumstances include:

Right to be paid. In most instances, workers have the right to be paid minimum wage ($5.15 an hour) and to receive overtime pay for work over 40 hours a week. If workers do not receive all of the wages for the time they actually worked, they can take action to recover those wages.

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