The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) has announced that the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) does not require California employers to re-verify work authorization documents.
LWDA DACA Work Re-Verification Statement
Secretary David M. Lanier of the LWDA, has issued the following statement:
“With the announcement to phase out the DACA program, the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and its partner departments affirm the action does not require an immediate re-verification of work authorization documents for DACA recipients.
“Any action or attempt by employers to re-investigate or re-verify work authorization documents in order to retaliate against any immigrant worker is unlawful in California.
“The Labor and Workforce Development Agency will continue to work in partnership with community leaders, worker advocates and employers to make sure DACA recipients and immigrant workers know they are covered by our state’s workplace protections.”
For additional resources on immigration issues and to find local organizations that can help answer DACA-related questions, LWDA encourages you to visit the list of qualified nonprofit organizations contracted with the California Department of Social Services, Immigration Branch.
If you are a California employer and have questions regarding work verifications, re-verifications or any other labor law, contact us. We are here to ensure you comply with the law in ways that work best for your organization.