Amended in Assembly March 26, 2015
California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session
Assembly BillNo. 622
Introduced by Assembly Member Roger Hernández
February 24, 2015
An act relating to employment.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST
as amended, Roger Hernández. Employment: E-Verify
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The federal E-Verify
begin delete Program,end delete administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Social Security Administration, enables participating employers to use the begin delete program,end delete on a voluntary basis, to verify that the employees they hire are authorized to work in the United States.
Existing law prohibits the state, or a city, county, city and county, or special district,
from requiring an employer, other than one of those government entities, to use an electronic employment verification system, including
begin delete the E-Verify Program,end delete except when required by federal law or as a condition of receiving federal funds. Existing law prohibits an employer or any other person or entity from engaging in unfair immigration-related practices, as defined, against any person for the purpose of retaliating against begin delete anyend delete person for exercising specified rights.
This bill would
begin delete state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would prohibit employers or employment agencies, except as required by federal law or as a condition of receiving federal funds, from using the E-Verify Program for any applicant for employment, and that wouldend delete expand the definition of an unlawful employment
practice to prohibit an employer or begin delete employment agency’s use of any electronic employment verification system on an applicant.end delete
begin deleteno end delete.
State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
11legislation that would prohibit employers or employment agencies,
12except as required by federal law or as a condition of receiving
13federal funds, from using the E-Verify Program for any applicant
14for employment, and that would expand the definition of an
15unlawful employment practice to prohibit an employer or
16employment agency’s use of any electronic employment
17verification system on an applicant.