SB629: Illegal aliens; employment thereof, cause of action.

Offered January 16, 2006
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 11-4.5, relating to private cause of action; illegal employees.
Patrons-- Cuccinelli and Blevins

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 11-4.5 as follows:

§ 11-4.5. Cause of action against entities employing illegal aliens.

Any business shall have a cause of action against any other entity in the same business if the other entity employs or employed persons it knew or should have known were illegal aliens who are ineligible for employment in the United States pursuant to the laws of the United States. In addition to economic damages, the plaintiff may recover $500 for each such illegal alien employed by the defendant.