The New York Times is reporting that a new law requiring employers to verify the citizenship of prospective employees has been put into effect by the state legislature.
Under the new law, employers will have to verify that a prospective employee is at least 18 years old and is enrolled in a school, job fair, or college program to qualify for employment with the company.
If a prospective employer is unable to verify their eligibility, the employer must notify the department within 30 days and have the prospective employee undergo a background check, the New York City Department of Financial Services (NYCDFS) reported.
The law applies to the state of California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
Gavin Newsom has signed the legislation into law.