We encourage you to review the article below on new immigration laws. AB 450, among other things, prohibits California employers from allowing ICE agents in non-public areas of the business without a court order:
Prior to 2018, employers in the state faced with an immigration enforcement agent seeking to enter a nonpublic area of a workplace had the choice to consent to the entry or deny it by demanding a warrant. The same choice applied to access to employee records.
However with the passage of AB 450, authored by State Assemblyman David Chiu (D- San Francisco), employers are now required to demand a warrant before agreeing to allow immigration enforcement officials to enter nonpublic areas, and a subpoena or court order before allowing an immigration official to access employee records.
Please take a moment to read the entire source article here.
Some items to note:
- A guide will be released by July 1, 2018 by the California Labor Commissioner to assist employers in complying with the law.
- If federal agents pursue anyone, it will be California state or local officials – not employers.
- Please beware: Businesses that do not comply with the new state law are not only subject to fines, but possibly negative media coverage, as well, that could harm their business.