Thursday, June 22, 2017

Arias v. Raimondo (9th Cir. - June 22, 2017)

If you're an attorney representing a defendant in an employment-related case, sometimes you find out -- and have good reason to find out -- that the plaintiff employee is an undocumented alien and hence not allowed to work, or remain, in the United States.

There are definite strategic advantages to bringing that issue up with the authorities and having the plaintiff deported.

Just know this:  If you do so, you -- the lawyer -- can be sued for a ton of money under the retaliation provisions of the FLSA.

Definitely worth knowing.