I recently gave a talk to a group of soon-to-be college graduates about workplace law. I gave them an outline of at-will employment, anti-discrimination laws, and non-compete issues. I told them about laws relating to wages, and how California jealously protects the wages of its workers.
One student raised her hand and asked me, "I am not a United States citizen. Do the laws still protect me?"
I was proud to answer "yes" to her question.
1. Employees include *all* employees in California
California law explicitly states that all of the provisions of its Labor Code apply to "all individuals regardless of immigration status." See Ca. Lab. Code §1171....