CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 ADVISORY

Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at (619) 291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.

AVISO DE CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al (619) 291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration Problems
In An Honest & Responsible Manner

California immigration law now protects more illegal immigrants

In light of reform to immigration laws, there are some changes that are set to take place. As of 2014, illegal immigrants will be granted more protection and rights under new California immigration laws. One of the laws includes minimum wage being raised to $9 per hour.

Under many circumstances, immigrants are vulnerable to retaliation from their employers for whistleblowing. In regard to employment laws, employers will not be allowed to contact authorities to report an illegal immigrant at the workplace for the purposes of retaliation. Employers will also not be allowed to terminate workers who are domestic violence victims. As far as deportation, authorities will not be permitted to hold immigrants in custody for minor crimes.

Moreover, immigrants will have more access to public records without being required to remit citizenship documentation and can help voters during election time. As of 2015, illegal immigrants will have the right to obtain a driver’s license. Also, attorneys who are unregistered immigrants will be able to obtain licensing to practice law.

Most immigrants migrate to California and other parts of the United States to provide a better future and more opportunities for themselves and their family members. The new immigration law provides illegal immigrants more protection as residents and employees. Illegal immigrants may be entitled to take legal action if any of their rights have been violated by authorities or an employer, especially if they have not committed a serious crime. Keeping a well organized record of events may help individuals prove their claim in a civil courtroom.

Source: CBS Los Angeles, New California Laws Try To Help Employees, Immigrants, No author, Dec. 28, 2013

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