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Unauthorized Alien Workers

What does the law prohibit?

Section 285.530 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri prohibits a business entity or employer from knowingly employing, hiring for employment, or continuing to employ an unauthorized alien to perform work within the state of Missouri.

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Who can file a complaint?

Section 285.535 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri allows any state official, business entity, or state resident to file a complaint regarding the employment of unauthorized aliens.

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What information is required in the complaint?

Section 285.535 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri provides that a valid complaint shall include a description of the alleged violator as well as the actions constituting the violation, and the date and location where the actions occurred. The law also provides that a complaint that alleges a violation solely or primarily on the basis of national origin, ethnicity, or race shall be deemed invalid.

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How do I make a complaint about the employment of unauthorized aliens?

If you have information that a business entity is violating the law by employing an authorized alien, you may submit a complaint to the Attorney General’s Office. The complaint must be verified, meaning that it must be written and signed under penalty of perjury.

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What does law require of employers doing business with government?

§285.530 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri requires any business entity having a contract for services or grants in excess of $5,000 with the state or any political sub division to file an affidavit showing compliance with this law.

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For questions, call the Attorney General's Office at 573-751-3321, or email.

Complaints should be sent to:

Missouri Attorney General's Office
Attention: Worker Identity Verification
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, 65102

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