AB 450, California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act, goes into effect January 1. This new law bars Golden State employers from voluntarily allowing ICE access to the workplace without a judicial warrant. The law also requires employers to notify workers about specified immigration enforcement actions.
Just recently, the feds announced plans for a nationwide operation targeting a national food service chain over undocumented workers. The forthcoming ICE operation is the surest sign to date that the Trump administration is ramping up “worksite enforcement.”
It’s important to train supervisors on how to handle different immigration-related situations, many of which can arise with little notice. Additionally, HR needs to keep track of the new required employee notifications.
Join us for an in-depth rundown of your new obligations under AB 450.You’ll learn:
About Your Presenter:
- The latest, up-to-date requirements for I-9 and E-Verify compliance, both nationally and in California
- New requirements under AB 450 in effect as of January 1, 2018
- Common mistakes to avoid on I-9 completion
- Legally acceptable ways to verify workers’ documentation
- I-9 re-verification requirements for non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent residents
- How to avoid legal trouble if ICE shows up and asks for voluntary access to your workplace
- How to avoid legal problems if ICE requests access to employee records without a warrant
- The importance of notifying staff about how these changes will affect them
- Legal obligations to notify workers of I-9 inspections and the results of those inspections
- Strategies for ensuring your workplace is prepared for a possible ICE audit
- And much more!
Jocelyn Campanaro, Esq.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Jocelyn Campanaro is a partner in the Denver office and is a member of the firm’s Global Immigration Practice Group. She has extensive experience representing companies and individuals both in and out of California with their immigration and global mobility needs.
Ms. Campanaro represents a broad variety of companies and individuals with all types of business-related nonimmigrant petitions (especially H, L, E, O, P and TN petitions), applications for labor certification, employment-based immigrant petitions (1st, 2nd and 3rd preference categories), and applications for adjustment of status and consular processing. Ms. Campanaro also specializes in providing immigration representation and counsel to various professional sports teams and athletes, including players and teams in the National Hockey League and Central Hockey League, World Champion cutting horse riders, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu masters and a wide range of competitors in the equine industry. She also has a wide range of experience with seasonal worker visas, family-based immigrant petitions and naturalization applications. Prior to beginning a career as a business immigration attorney, she also clerked for the Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow of the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland.