Can Illegal Immigrants Be Legally Paid? – Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137 (2002)

Can Illegal Immigrants Be Legally Paid? – Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137 (2002)

This U.S. Supreme Court case is about employment and illegal immigration. In May 1988 Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. (Hoffman) hired Jose Castro to operate mixing and cooking blending machines. At the time of hiring Castro showed documents authorizing him to work in the U.S. In January 1989 he took part in a union-organizing campaign at his employer’s production plant. As a result Castro along with other members of the campaign was fired. In January 1992, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) found out that Hoffman fired Castro and three other employees in order “to get rid of union supporters” in violation of § 8 (a) (3) of the National […]