Archives for March 2008

Legal Update on AZ’s Employer Sanctions Law

As you may recall, the plaintiff business groups who are challenging Arizona’s employer sanctions law appealed the case to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after losing at the district court level.  Last Thursday, the 9th Circuit refused to place a temporary stay on the law pending the outcome of the appeal proceedings.  This means the law remains in effect if and until it is overturned by the 9th Circuit at some future point.  The various County Attorneys and State AG’s office have indicated that with last week’s ruling, they are now free to initiate investigation and enforcement proceedings against employers suspected of violating the law.