The proactive approach

Ivener, Mark
September 2005
Progressive Grocer;9/15/2005, Vol. 84 Issue 13, p16
Trade Publication
This article assesses the immigrant labor issues faced by Wal-Mart in September 2005. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rejected Wal-Mart's claim to innocence based on the illegal aliens' being employees of the independent contractors. Contrary to the agency's traditional position that independent contractor agreements assume a level of distance and minimal connection between an employer and the independent contractors, the agency is making it clear now that the employer can be held accountable for its contractors' hiring practices.


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