Bei Resources, a consulting firm that focuses on hiring and training temporary foreign employees, said in a report released on Wednesday that the state’s law requiring employers to hire temporary foreigners is under threat.
The report comes on the heels of a recent Washington State Labor Department ruling that allowed companies to hire foreign workers in the state for short periods of time.
In a memo to employees, the agency said employers may not hire a foreign worker without obtaining written authorization from the state labor department.
It said that while the state Labor Department’s ruling applies to the hiring of temporary foreign service workers, it also applies to employees hired by an agency or organization that receives state financial assistance.
“Employers must obtain written authorization to hire employees by the state or local labor department to perform work as part of a contract or as otherwise authorized under state law,” the memo reads.
The state Labor department’s ruling came amid concerns that foreign workers would be used for jobs that are inhumane, exploitative or harmful.
Bei is the consulting firm’s largest client.
Its report says that the company does not plan to hire any more foreign workers and has not received any formal complaints from workers.
“The current and anticipated hiring of foreign workers will be limited and temporary,” Bei said in the memo.
“It is likely that temporary foreign worker hires will be in a phased-in manner and that the majority of these hires will occur over the course of the next few years.”
Bei and its clients in the U.S. have been working with state officials and the U: Labor Department to determine how to ensure the continued safe and lawful use of temporary workers. “
We will continue to work with our client and state government to ensure that our temporary foreign labor programs are in compliance with state law.”
Bei and its clients in the U.S. have been working with state officials and the U: Labor Department to determine how to ensure the continued safe and lawful use of temporary workers.
The two agencies are also considering an initiative to help employers hire foreign laborers to meet the needs of temporary domestic workers in states such as North Carolina and California.