Posted March 17, 2018 07:37:03 You’ve been reading about how the Alabama Legislature is moving forward with the introduction of a new tax that would tax employers who hire non-English speaking candidates.
What you might not know is that this is not the first time a bill that would impose this new tax has been introduced.
Back in 2016, the Alabama Senate and House passed a bill calling for a tax to be imposed on employers who would hire nonnative English speakers, who are usually in the process of learning English and are then hired.
The bill passed the state House by a vote of 37-3 and the Senate by a similar margin.
The idea behind the bill was that the proposed tax would make it easier for people to obtain a job, particularly when the hiring manager is a native English speaker.
However, the legislation failed to pass, and a bill introduced in 2017 that would have raised the tax on employers hiring non-native English speaking candidates to a higher rate, was also rejected.
That bill, which would have included language in the bill that said that employers would not have to pay the higher tax if the hiring company was based in the state of Alabama, was defeated in the House by the same margin as the Senate bill.
This year, another bill, introduced by Republican Sen. Tom Smith, proposed a tax on the hiring of non-Native English speakers.
That one passed the House and was introduced in the Senate, but was killed by the Democratic majority of the Senate.
So, what are some ways to make sure you’re not hiring a non-Alabama-based person as a potential employee?
Read more at Reddit.com/r/AlabamiansAndHired