Employment Law Alerts

California's "Immigrant Worker Protection Act" in Effect; DLSE Issues Notice Template and Guidance

Posted on February 28, 2018 at 9:28 AM

Topics: 2018, Immigration

California’s A.B. 450, the “Immigrant Worker Protection Act,” took effect on Jan. 1, 2018, imposing strict new obligations on all California employers during immigration enforcement actions and when receiving a Notice of Inspection (NOI) from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding I-9 forms and other employment records. Employers should pay close attention to their new obligations under A.B. 450, particularly as ICE has signaled that it will be responding to this new law with increased raids and inspections at California workplaces. Joint guidance on A.B. 450 recently issued by the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) and the California attorney general, as well as a notice template from the DLSE, should assist employers with their compliance efforts.

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New California Workplace Laws for 2018 and How to Get Ready

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Topics: 2017, Legislative Developments, Employee Handbooks, Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation, Equal Pay, Immigration

Governor Brown has signed into law a number of significant employment-related bills that will impact California workplaces. Here’s a summary of key laws taking effect on January 1, 2018, along with best practices to get ready -- and ensure compliance. 

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With or Without You: Dealing With "Day Without" Absences From Work

Posted on March 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Topics: 2017, Immigration, National Labor Relations Board

On February 16, 2017, immigrants and their supporters across the country participated in a “Day Without Immigrants.”  They called off work and closed their wallets, to underscore the value of their contributions to the United States’ economy.  Many employers were supportive of the protest and some even closed their businesses in solidarity.  Other employers disciplined or terminated employees who did not show up or walked out.

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