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MI Bill Would Enable Workers Comp Coverage for Illegal Aliens

Source: Business Insurance

Posted on 16 Mar 2010

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In a controversial move, a Michigan legislator has introduced a bill that would change a segment of workers compensation law in Michigan. The law currently eliminates employer responsibility for workers comp benefits when an employee is unable to obtain or perform work because of imprisonment or the commission of a crime.

The bill filed last week would amend the law by stating that commission of a crime does not include an “alien working without employment authorization or an alien's use of false documents to obtain employment or to seek work.”

State Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduced the measure, but quickly drew fire from several lawmakers who oppose it.