In the current, highly charged atmosphere regarding immigration, employers are walking a thinner tightrope than ever when it comes to interviewing new people for jobs.
Did one of the top executives of Magic Leap, the mystery company that burst onto the tech world with plans for augmented reality devices, try to squeeze the firm for money with threats of a discrimination lawsuit?
Where do identity thieves go looking for targets?
Does an employer have the right to give a former employee a bad reference? Is doing so a recipe for disaster in court?
Nearly every employer has faced the same dilemma at one time or another: They've had to fire a bad employee. Then, a few weeks or months later, they get a phone call from another business owner asking for a good reference for that former employee. What do you do?
If you have immigrants working for you, you already know that there's a lot of problems ahead for both your employees and businesses like yours. The more immigrants you have on payroll, the harder your business may be hit by some of the anti-immigration policies that are being enforced.
As an employer, you know that you'll attract better employees if you have a reputation for fairness -- but there are always going to be some employees who try to take advantage of the system.