CA Wage Theft Law Effective 01-01-2012

California Wage Theft Law, Notice to Employee
Labor Code Section 2810.5

Effective January 1, 2012, California Labor Code section 2810.5(a) requires that each employer provide the following information to each employee at the time of hire in the language the employer normally uses to communicate employment -related information and the employee sign the notice to acknowledge receipt.

Some of the required information employers must provide, in writing, to new hires are:

  • Rate or rates of pay, including overtime.
  • Allowances, if any, claimed as part of the minimum wage.
  • The employer’s regular payday.
  • The employer’s name, phone number, physical address of the employer’s main office or principal place of business, and a mailing address, if different.
  • The name, address and phone number of the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier.

There are some exemptions which may exclude you from having to distribute this notice to your newly hired employees.  So be sure to read the full text of Labor Code Section 2810.5 by going to (check”Labor Code” and search for “2810.5” in quotes) and consult with your legal counsel before making any changes to your company’s policies and procedures.


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