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New Wage and Employment NoticeJanuary 24, 2012
Business compliance took effect January 1, 2012 requiring employers to provide nonexempt employees with specific wage information at the time of hire
AB 469, the Wage Theft Protection Act of 2011, amends the Labor Code to add Section 2810.5, which requires employers to provide a written notice to nonexempt employees at the time of hire. This law also increases penalties for wage violations.
The new notice contains specified information, including:
The Labor Commissioner prepared the form for use.
Employers are required to provide the notice at the time of hire in the language the employer normally uses to communicate employment-related information.
The notice contains an acknowledgment of receipt for the employee to sign. According to the Labor Commissioner, the notice can be given electronically, but the employer must maintain a system where the worker can acknowledge the receipt of the notice and print out a copy of the notice.
The Labor Commissioner also has created a set of guidelines and FAQs.
Some employees are not covered by the written notice requirement. These employees include:
If, after hire, the employer changes any of the information required on the notice, the employer must provide the nonexempt employees with a new notice within seven days, either in the required form or in a wage statement that complies with California Labor Code Section 226.BACK to San Anselmo Business Focus
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