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Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon,

Lawrence G. Rebman,
Department Director

FOR PRESS INQUIRIES, CONTACT:  Amy Susan (573) 751-1518
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 24, 2011

Labor Dept. Discovers Illegal Workers on Springfield Project

Springfield, Mo— The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Labor Standards (DLS), along with federal authorities, initiated an investigation today, into unauthorized alien workers employed by a subcontractor to complete insulation work on a building paid for by public funds.

The DLS received information about unlawful activity involving a subcontractor hired to complete insulation work on the National Guard Helicopter maintenance facility building in Springfield, Mo. During the course of the joint investigation, it was determined that workers on-site did not have proper legal documentation. As a result of the discovery of the unauthorized alien workers, the Department has referred the matter to the Attorney General’s office.

State law prohibits a business entity or employer from knowingly employing, hiring for employment, or continuing to employ an unauthorized alien to perform work within the state of Missouri.

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