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October 11, 2007

Federal Judge Blocks Proposed Rule Requiring Employers to Check SSN Name/Number Mismatches

Are you f'n' kidding me? Don't we do that now?

Called part of the government "crackdown" on illegal immigration, the rule required employers to check for mismatches between names and social security numbers, and gave them three months to correct the error or fire the employee. Companies that failed to act faced possible fines.

"Crackdown". You keep using this word, crackdown. I do not think it means what you think it means.

I'm generally not a fan of imposing the responsibilities of the government on the private sector. It shifts the cost and burden of accountability away from where it rightly belongs. That said, I understand employers have some responsibility here to ensure that SS funds are properly accounted for, and when they hire illegals they contribute to the problem.

And I'm also not too crazy about forcing the employer and the individual to depend on the effed up Social Security Administration to resolve problems.

Still, this seems pretty basic to me.


But then I'm a moron.


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posted by Dave In Texas at 12:10 PM

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