Update: John Cole thinks this story is a hoax.
“I don’t need the labor force coming down saying I laid people off because they are Hispanic, I don’t need the headache. We are in a right-to-work state, but I did inform people that I would possibly had to be making layoffs. I did make the notification 30 days ago. I followed the laws.”
He claims that he won’t be able to afford employees after the coming regulatory Apocalypse. (More details and audio at the link.)
Also, he didn’t like that some of them wore Obama shirts on election day.