Labor agency compromises, simplifies immigration check

Reported by Jacob Levy, SCRN
The state is trying to cut the red tape for employee immigration paperwork. Instead of employers having to pull aside workers off the factory lines and out of the fields for audits, now employers simply need to sign a one-page document. Jim Knight, spokesman of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation says this change works for both sides.
“It’s better for our inspectors. We can get into a place of business, do our audit of employees hired since July 1 and in the end, be able to audit more businesses than we would be able to do otherwise,” says Knight.
 This new process is a compromise to answer the frustrations of the state’s business community, who say the process only applied to new hires after July 1.