California Attorney General Releases Guidance on New Immigration Law (AB 450)


Jason Gabhart By Jason Gabhart February 16, 2018

In response to the many questions received since Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 450, a bill prohibiting employers from voluntarily consenting to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) worksite inspections, the California Office of the Attorney General has published guidance/FAQs to help clarify the requirements in the new law. In addition, the California Department of Justice also released an advisory for employers to use to fully comply with AB 450.

SHRM was one of a select few organizations that were recently invited to meet with Attorney General Xavier Becerra and his staff to discuss compliance questions and concerns that members have raised about this new California law and how compliance with it might conflict with employer responsibilities under federal immigration law.

SHRM's lobbyist in Sacramento, Jason Gabhart, will continue to work directly with the Office of the Attorney General on any compliance issues with the new statute. If you have any compliance questions regarding AB 450, please contact him directly at


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