Document Abuse


Document abuse occurs when an employer does not permit a worker to use documents that are legally acceptable under the I-9 form but, instead, specifies which documents he or she must use, or requests more documents than are required by the I-9 form.

Our Work

This year, CIPC and MALDEF are co-sponsoring SB 1001 (Mitchell) to address the issue of document abuse in California. This bill would prohibit an employer from requiring additional or other documents that are already required under the I-9 process – a practice known as document abuse. This bill would create a state remedy for this unfair labor practice that targets immigrant workers.


For more information, please contact:

Layla Razavi
Policy Director