New California Form Helps Employers Comply With Immigrant Worker Protection Act

New York Court Blocks DACA Demise

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has released a template notice form to help employers comply with the posting requirements under California Labor Code section 90.2(a)(1), also known as the Immigrant Worker Protection Act or AB 450, which requires employers in California to notify their workforces within 72 hours of any immigration law compliance inspection or audit initiated by federal agencies.

On February 13, 2018, a U.S. district court in New York issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Donald Trump had announced the rescission of DACA on September 5, 2017. The program’s end would result in the expiration of work authorization for DACA recipients. While that end has not been prevented by this latest development, the injunction offers DACA recipients concerned about the program’s fate a temporary reprieve. In its ruling, the court found that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), despite having the legal authority to end the program, nevertheless failed to offer legally adequate reasons for doing so as required under the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).