Effective January 1, 2012, California employers will be required to provide specific wage-related and other information to all newly hired non-exempt employees. This new requirement is the result of the Wage Theft Protection Action of 2011 (AB 469), which was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.
Among other things, the new law creates Labor Code Section 2810.5 and requires employers to notify all non-exempt employees about their rate of pay and overtime, allowances claimed as part of minimum wage, the regular payday, the employer’s name(s) and contact information, and the employers’ workers’ compensation insurance carrier, among other information. This information must be provided at the time of hire. A sample template providing the required information has now been created by the Labor Commissioner. The following is a link to the mandatory template:
The new law also requires employers to notify existing employees in writing of changes to such information within seven days after the change.
The new law does not apply to employees of the state, employees who are exempt from overtime wages, or employees covered by collective bargaining agreements if the agreement expressly provides for the wages, hours of work, and working conditions of the employee, and if the agreement provides premium wage rates for all overtime hours worked of not less than 30 percent more than the state minimum wage.