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Governor Approves Driver License for Undocumented Workers

 

Today, Oct. 3, 2013, Governor Brown of California signed into law a bill that grants Drivers Licenses to Undocumented workers in Calfornia as long as they apply and pass the driver’s test we all have to pass.  The thinking is that this will make our roads safer because they will be able to purchase car insurance now and will better understand our driving laws.  We are not so sure that is going to be the results, but there is another issue that is very important to all employers. 

If an employee gets this type of driver’s license, it will be marked with the initials DP (driver’s privilege) rather than DL (driver’s license) followed by the numbers.  As of right now, this new document is not allowed for federal forms and a worker, who is not a US citizen, will still need to provide a copy  of their Permanent Resident card to be eligible to work and for the I-9 form.