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I found out last month that I hired 4 illegal immigrants

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I found out last month that I hired 4 illegal immigrants that gave me fake social security numbers .I confronted them and 3 walked out 10 days ago.I am working with my book keeper to file amended with the social security and IRS there are fines and fees I must pay to clear this up.Am I allowed to hold those ex employees accountable for those costs?
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Texas
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: My bookkeeper has filed amended tax statments for me
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I owe them for a weeks pay and it has not been 2 weeks I was going to send them a cerified letter of the charges that I have paid and will pay before I send them thier final check.Today the mexican cionsolate contacted me about this matter.I told him it has not been 2 weeks by law I have 2 weeks
JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.
Customer: ok
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 8 months ago.

Hello: This isCustomer Welcome to JustAnswer! I am reviewing your post, and I will post my response very shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 8 months ago.

Unfortunately, you cannot hold the former employees responsible for the fees.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the documents provided to you are genuine before hiring the workers.

I am sorry that I do not have better news for you.