By: Philip A. Toomey, Esq.

On Tuesday, February 13, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Labor Commissioner Julie Su issued two documents for California employers regarding California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (“AB 450”).

The first document, titled Immigrant Worker Protection Act Places New Obligations on Employers, focuses on “various prohibitions and requirements on private and public employers with regard to worksite inspections by immigration enforcement agents.” You can read a full copy of that document here.

The second document, titled Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Assembly Bill 450) Frequently Asked Questions, lists common questions and answers, and provides joint guidance on AB 450 from The California Labor Commissioner and California Attorney General. You can read a full copy of that document here.

Any companies with California-based employees need to be aware of this new law, since it has criminal penalties for non-compliance. Companies should have a plan in place to comply with the notification obligations. Click here to read a copy of the form notice that must be provided to all employees within 72-hours of any audit inspection.

Leech Tishman’s Employment Practice Group can help clients ensure compliance with California’s complex and technical employment laws and can assist clients with defending against civil or administrative actions. For further analysis of how California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act may affect your interests, or if you have any questions on this article, please feel free to contact Philip A. Toomey.

Phil serves as Leech Tishman’s West Coast Business & Employment Client Relations Partner and practices in the firm’s Employment, Corporate, Litigation and Real Estate Practice Groups. Phil is based in the Leech Tishman’s El Segundo, CA office. He can be reached at 424.738.4400 or

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