Now wouldn’t this be a novel idea? The Central Valley Business Times reports this story of a courageous attorney.
David Klehm, an Orange County attorney, says he will represent law-abiding firms which have suffered economic damage as a result of their competitors using cheap labor. He says the first suits could be filed this summer.
â€œThis has never been done before. This is the first time anyone in the country has actually used state civil law to prosecute employers of illegal aliens,â€ Mr. Klehm says. â€œWeâ€™re hoping â€¦ this will be a model for other states across the country.â€
If this goes the way it’s planned, it is going to cost the State of California a lot of money.
According to Mr. Klehm, honest California businesses have lost billions of dollars over the years as a result of being undercut by competitors that employ illegal aliens. Under state law, they are entitled to compensation, he says.
“For some of our clients, their only choice is to file a lawsuit or file bankruptcy papers,” says Mr. Klehm. â€œPeople who obey the law should not be forced into bankruptcy by those who don’t.”
Maybe the people who love to point out their “rights” will be receptive to a company’s “right” to pay their employees a decent wage without being sent into bankruptcy by companies who employ illegals.