Chapter 1. Enforcement Actions of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 20. >> Chapter 1.
The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(a) All protections, rights, and remedies available under state
law, except any reinstatement remedy prohibited by federal law, are
available to all individuals regardless of immigration status who
have applied for employment, or who are or who have been employed, in
(b) For purposes of enforcing state labor and employment laws, a
person's immigration status is irrelevant to the issue of liability,
and in proceedings or discovery undertaken to enforce those state
laws no inquiry shall be permitted into a person's immigration status
except where the person seeking to make this inquiry has shown by
clear and convincing evidence that the inquiry is necessary in order
to comply with federal immigration law.
(c) The provisions of this section are declaratory of existing
(d) The provisions of this section are severable. If any provision
of this section or its application is held invalid, that invalidity
shall not affect other provisions or applications that can be given
effect without the invalid provision or application.