Federal agency targets Vail hotel [But not for hiring illegal aliens!]

Article CAIRCO note: 
One more reason to not hire illegal aliens, they can sue you and the federal government you pay might help them.
Article author: 
Randy Wyrick
Article publisher: 
Vail Daily
Article date: 
19 September 2015
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

A woman in the country illegally is suing her former employer, and a federal agency is helping her do it.

The suit specifically names Global Hospitality’s controller Alan McLean and owner William Fleischer ...

The civil case follows a criminal action in which Vail Run’s housekeeping manager, Omar Quezada, was convicted of sexually harassing two women on his staff. They accused him of demanding sex from them, and threatening to turn them in to Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they refused ...

A jury convicted him of criminal extortion and unlawful sexual contact.

The woman, Maria Luisa Baltazar Benitez, could now be eligible for a U.S. visa ...

During the criminal trial, testimony revealed that there was no video footage from Vail Run’s security system, and there were no other witnesses. Quezada’s accusers didn’t come forward for more than a year after they say the harassment began.

When they did, they were met with hostility by Vail Run’s management, the EEOC lawsuit said ...

Iris Halpern, the EEOC attorney handling the case, said the agency is required to get involved, and the plaintiffs’ immigration status doesn’t matter.

“It makes no difference to the EEOC if they’re in the country illegally" ...

CAIRCO Research

HB13-1098 - Colorado Mandatory E-verify Act

This bill requires that every employer in Colorado use the federal E-Verify system to confirm that every new hire is legally eligible to work in the United States. E-Verify is free, simple to use, and highly reliable.
* Bill Killed - Postponed Indefinitely by Democrat-controlled House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs, February 11, 2013.


The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 prohibits employers from knowingly hiring illegal workers. To comply with this law, employers must collect information regarding an employee's identity and employment eligibility and document that information on Form I-9. An employee must provide certain information on the form, such as name and date of birth, as well as present supporting documents.

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