AB 450 prohibits public and
private employers from letting immigration agents come into their worksites or
view their employee files. On May 31, AB 450 passed the full Assembly and was
sent to the Senate for further consideration. Democrats control all levels of
state government in California, and state leaders have vowed to resist any and
all anti-sanctuary city/campus policies coming from the federal government.
Specifically, AB 450 does
1) Prohibits an
employer from providing federal immigration enforcement agents access either to
certain work areas without a properly executed warrant, except as otherwise
provided by federal law, or to employee records without a subpoena.
2) Requires an
employer to provide certain notifications to an employee, or an employee’s
representative, regarding federal immigration worksite enforcement actions or
the results of those actions, and requires an employer to notify the California
Labor Commissioner’s Office of these actions within a defined timeframe.
employers from checking the employment eligibility of current employees, except
as required by federal law, and requires them to notify the Labor Commissioner
before conducting these checks in instances when they are required by federal
4) Prescribes penalties
against employers for failure to satisfy the requirements and prohibitions, in
an amount of $2,000 to $5,000 for a first violation and $5,000 to $10,000 for