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2018 Immigrant Worker Law

There are new laws going into effect starting Jan. 1, 2018 and they might impact you. The Immigration Worker Protection Act will be enforceable on the first new day of the year. Here are some of the items of which you must be aware:

Effective January 1, 2018, California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450)

1. Prohibits California employers from providing federal immigration authorities (Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE) with access to non‑public areas of a worksite without a judicial warrant.

2. The Act also requires employers to provide notice of Form I‑9 and other records inspections to

current employees and any collective bargaining representatives within 72 hours.

3. Finally, effective January 1, 2018, employers are also prohibited from re‑verifying the employment

eligibility of a current employee at a time or in a manner not required by federal law.

Employers that violate these provisions are subject to stiff civil penalties (up to $10,000 per violation).

Now, more than ever, employers must get a handle on reporting requirements for immigrant employees, protections, and understand their company’s legal obligations and rights concerning language‑restrictive policies, language fluency requirements, and what is required to accommodate national origin and religious traditions or practices.

If you have any questions or concerns, just call us at 909-481-7223 or email us at Will Help!

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