No-Match Rule Could Cost Employers $1B: Study

Law360, New York (April 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A study commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reportedly shows that the U.S. government's plan to step up enforcement of undocumented workers would end up costing employers more than $1 billion in administrative paperwork costs.

The Department of Homeland Security's proposed “no-match” rule could also cost legal workers billions in lost wages, according to the Associated Press, which obtained a copy of the study on Thursday.

The agency has long aimed to force employers to fire workers whose names don't match their Social Security numbers...
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