Unfair Immi­gra­tion-Relat­ed Practices

On June 28, 2014, Cal­i­for­nia Gov­er­nor Jer­ry Brown signed leg­is­la­tion (A.B. 2751) amend­ing recent­ly enact­ed Cal­i­for­nia law that pro­hibits employ­ers from retal­i­at­ing against undoc­u­ment­ed work­ers who engage in pro­tect­ed activity.

Among oth­er things, the law:

Expands the def­i­n­i­tion of “unfair immi­gra­tion-relat­ed prac­tice” to include threat­en­ing to file or fil­ing of a false report or com­plaint with any state or fed­er­al agency.
Pro­hibits an employ­er from dis­charg­ing or in any man­ner dis­crim­i­nat­ing, retal­i­at­ing, or tak­ing any adverse action against an employ­ee because the employ­ee updates or attempts to update per­son­al infor­ma­tion based on a law­ful change of name, Social Secu­ri­ty num­ber, or fed­er­al employ­ment autho­riza­tion document.

The law goes into effect on Jan­u­ary 1, 2015.

Read 2014 CA A.B. 2751

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