Starting January 1st 2012, all employers in California should have added a few more pages to their new hire paperwork. Non-exempt workers in CA must receive a notice from their employer when hired, which outlines Labor Code section 2810.5. The paperwork explains that they employee is non-exempt (eligible for overtime pay) and lists their overtime pay-rate. The notice also has be a section to list the co-employer (staffing agency, PEO, payrolling partner, etc.) if any; and the associated workers’ compensation policy. Any changes to the information must be provided to the employee within 7 calendar days.
This is mainly for the state of California to cut down on wage claims for the DOL, inform employees, and clarify employee rights under the CA Labor Code.
Wage Theft Protection Act of 2011 (AB 469) – http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0451-0500/ab_469_bill_20111009_chaptered.pdf
Link to the notice in various languages – http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSE
Brief Summary of the Wage Theft Protection Act – http://www.calpatientcare.org/post/2012-brings-new-laws-california-employment