8.1 Special Rules for Members of Employer Associations
Special rules apply for employers who are members of an association of two or more employers that have entered into a collective bargaining agreement with one or more employee organizations. An employer who is a member of the employer association will be deemed to have complied with the employment eligibility verification requirements for its employee if:
- The employee is a member of a collective-bargaining unit and is employed under a collective bargaining agreement between one or more employee organizations and an association of two or more employers by an employer that is a member of such association, and
- Another employer that is a member of the same employer association (or an agent of the employer association on behalf of the employer), has previously complied with the employment eligibility verification requirements for this individual within three years (or, if less, the period of time that the individual is authorized to be employed in the United States)
Penalties for employing aliens knowing they are unauthorized to work in the United States still apply.