This week, Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-MD) introduced the “Criminal Penalties for Unauthorized Employment Act of 2010” (H.R. 4627). The bill amends section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. § 1324a(e)(4)(A)) by establishing criminal penalties—and increasing the existing civil penalties—that can be levied against individuals with “hiring authority” who employ unauthorized aliens. Continue reading at Littler's Global Immigration Counsel blog.