Hernandez Bill To Prevent Retaliation Caused By Misuse Of E-Verify Signed By Governor Brown
"Assembly Bill (AB) 622 authored by Assembly member Roger Hern??ndez (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,"" Hern�ndez 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 Hern�ndez."