Template Notice to Employees Under California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act

Template Notice to Employees Under California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act

By Justin R. Rediger, Esq.

We previously wrote about the various obligations that California employers now have as a result of the state’s new Immigrant Worker Protection Act, which became effective on January 1, 2018.

Among other things, the new law requires employers to notify employees prior to an immigration agency audit of its I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification forms or other employment records. The notice must be provided to each current employee within 72 hours of the employer receiving notice of the inspection, and must be in the language normally used to communicate with the employee.

The Labor Commissioner’s office recently published a template notice for employers to advise employees of an inspection by immigration agencies. The form is available for download on the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) website.

If you would like to read more about an employer’s obligations under the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, you can review our prior article, or the state’s guidance to employers in the form of FAQs.