Health and safety in workplaces is an important aspect in human resource management and so governments comes in to enforce such regulations. Moreover, governments through other bodies play major roles in training and advising employers on health and safety matters. In United States, there are many undocumented workers who are not allowed to work in the country based on the assertions of the law. Health and safety is enforced to protect individuals legally allowed to work in the country; these are individuals eligible for compensation. Undocumented workers are not allowed to work in America and as such are not eligible for compensation or health and safety provisions.
Eligibility for Compensation
The law is stipulates on United States code, Chapter 12 that … “it is unlawful for a person or other entity to hire, or to recruit or refer for a fee, for employment in the United States an alien knowing the alien is an unauthorized alien (as defined in subsection (h)(3)) with respect to such employment” (Chomsky 46). Therefore, in United States the law forbids a person to assist alien and undocumented persons to secure employment opportunities or encourage them to remain in the country by referring such a person to an employer.
Based on the assertions, my view is that such workers are not eligible for compensating because it is unlawful to engage their services in the first place. This is anchored on assertions of Trump administration that plans to stop illegal immigration and promises to deport them. This is aimed at freeing employment opportunities for legal and document individuals so that they can receive substantial compensation.
The law is very clear on undocumented workers in America thus employers are not allowed to recruit people knowing well that they are not allowed to work in America. In light of this, illegal workers do not qualify for compensation in one way or the other.
Chomsky, Ava. Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal. Boston, Mass: Beacon Press,
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