New foreign workers 'blacklist' sparks controversy

While new rules to shield foreign workers from exploitation are welcome, immigration lawyers worry that a plan to publicly "blacklist" allegedly dishonest employers lacks details and could lead to lawsuits. There are also concerns that introducing an expiration date on working permits will unfairly impact low-skilled workers.

Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 09/01/2010 12:00 am EDT

While new rules to shield foreign workers from exploitation are welcome, immigration lawyers worry that a plan to publicly "blacklist" allegedly dishonest employers lacks details and could lead to lawsuits. There are also concerns that introducing an expiration date on working permits will unfairly impact low-skilled workers.

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