Immigration, Form I-9 and Work Visas: Maine
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Melissa A. Silver, XpertHR Legal Editor
- Employers cannot knowingly hire aliens who have not been lawfully admitted to the US for permanent resident unless authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. See Hiring Aliens for Employment.
- If an employer hires an alien who is not entitled to lawful residence, it will be subject to penalties, unless the employee can provide an affirmative defense. See Penalties; Affirmative Defense.