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- Wed | 18 Jul 2007
Arizona Enacts Nation's Strictest Immigration Law
Arizona governor Janet Napolitano has signed a bill widely believed to be the nation's most stringent crackdown, to date, on the employment of illegal aliens.
The Legal Arizona Workers Act, Chapter 279 of the Laws of 2007, bars employers from knowingly hiring unauthorized aliens, and establishes new criminal penalties.
- Thu | 07 Jun 2007
Federal Minimum Wage to Go to $5.85 Per Hour on July 24
On May 25, President Bush signed legislation increasing the federal minimum wage for the first time since 1997. The increase was tacked on to an unrelated “war supplemental” appropriations bill and approved by the U.S. House and Senate by large margins.
- Mon | 23 Apr 2007
IR-2007-92, April 18, 2007
WASHINGTON — Taxpayers affected by the major storm that hit the Northeastern United States April 16 now have until Thursday, April 26 to file their tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service said today.
- Mon | 14 May 2007
Misclassification of Independent Contractors Called Unfair, Costly
By Bill Leonard
Workers who are incorrectly classified by employers as independent contractors are costing federal, state and local government billions of dollars in tax revenue each year. At the same time, the misclassifications deprive U.S. workers of benefits such as unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation and fair wages, according to testimony during a May 8, 2007, joint hearing of the House Ways and Means subcommittees on Select Revenue Measures and Income Security and Family Support in Washington, D.C.
- Tue | 03 Apr 2007
House unveils bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform legislation. On March 22, 2007, Congressmen Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) unveiled new legislation designed to overhaul the United States’ current immigration system. Called the Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act of 2007 Act (STRIVE Act), the bill addresses border security, a temporary guestworker program and creates a pathway to legalizing illegal immigrants. Similar legislation failed last year as conservative House Republicans refused to endorse legislation that would enable some 11 million illegal aliens to become US citizens. The new legislation is likely to face comparable opposition. Gutierrez and Flake’s bill (H.R. 1645) is the first major immigration legislation to be introduced in the current session of Congress.