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November 24 2015

Hernandez Bill To Prevent Retaliation Caused By Misuse Of E-Verify Signed By Governor Brown

"Assembly Bill (AB) 622 authored by Assembly member Roger Hernendez (D - West Covina) was signed by Governor Brown. AB 622 limits the misuse of E-Verify by prohibiting employers from using E-Verify in a manner not prescribed by federal law.

In addition, AB 622 creates financial and civil penalties for employers who break the law, clarifies the ""tentative non-confirmation"" notification process for businesses and workers, and creates grounds to prohibit employers from verifying existing workers. ""AB 622 is an overdue bill to protect immigrants in California,"" Hernenndez stated. ""Under federal regulations, E-Verify should not be used on job applicants and existing workers yet there are virtually no accountability measures or penalties in place for unscrupulous employers who abuse E-Verify,"" added Hernenndez."