what is the shariah responsibility of a small business owner when hiring workers. Local laws here in the US ask that only those authorized to work should be given jobs.
Its an open secret that many undocumented or falsely documented workers work, they get paid cash. Its fairly prevalent in the desi owned businesses also.
If someone, especially a muslim, presents a document to me (possibly forged), am I required to use systems like e-verify ( supposed to verify employment eligibility but supposedly has flaws), Should I just look at the doc, and if it looks good to me its good. Should one reject people because they are most likely to be illegal (mainly hispanics but could be desis also).
There are worldly consequences if one is not complying (fines etc). Trying to figure out what is the sharia responsibility.