Resolved that the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) urge Congress to focus on the direct employer-employee relationship, requiring U.S. employers to remain accountable only for the identity and work authorization status of their direct employees, and oppose any effort to make employers responsible for the verification of other businesses’ workers.
Further resolved that NAHB urge Congress to preserve the “knowing” liability standard which all U.S. employers are currently held to, and oppose efforts to lower the liability standard.
Further resolved that NAHB urge Congress to include, in any electronic verification system considered, a strong pre-emption clause, employer safe harbor, and other necessary provisions that will make a mandated program workable for employers, including small businesses.
Resolution originally adopted: 2013.6, Resolution No. 4
Committees with primary jurisdiction:
- Federal Government Affairs Committee