Any employer or agent of an employer who provides a wage statement or similar document to any undocumented worker or former undocumented worker at that person’s request for the purpose of documenting that person’s eligibility for legalization pursuant to the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act (Public Law 99-603), shall not be liable for any penalty or criminal or civil violation under this division relative to any undocumented worker or former undocumented worker based on any facts disclosed in the wage statement or similar document so provided.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the liability under any provision of law of any person who engages in the procurement or production of false or fraudulent wage statements or similar documents to any person for purposes of legalization under the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act.
This section does not apply to penalties assessed or criminal actions filed prior to May 1, 1987.
This section does not apply where the Employment Development Department, through independent means, discovers that an employer has withheld personal income tax and disability insurance contributions from workers’ paychecks and has not remitted those moneys to the department.
The immunity from liability pursuant to this section shall apply only to facts disclosed in the wage statement or similar document provided commencing on or after the effective date of this section and only until the date of the termination of the legalization provisions for agricultural and nonagricultural workers of the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act. However, the immunity from liability pursuant to this section shall continue until the cause of action is tolled by the applicable statute of limitations.