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Lead Author: Kalra

Summary: Workplace retaliation claims — where an employer takes adverse action against an employee as retaliation for exercising their rights under the Labor Code — increased by 22% in 2016, and immigration-specific retaliation claims increased by 90% in 2017. Immigrant workers are often afraid or unable to quickly come forward with a claim for a number of reasons. AB403 lengthens the statute of limitations for filing a claim from 6 months to 3 years. It passed, but was vetoed by the Governor.