Labor Commissioner Releases Updated Wage Notice and FAQ
The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has released an updated version of the Labor Code section 2810.5 wage-and employment notice and a second update to its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the notice.
The Wage Theft Protection Act of 2011 requires employers to provide nonexempt employees with a notice — Notice to Employee (Labor Code section 2810.5)—at the time of hire that lists specified wage information.
California employers struggled with putting the provisions of the initial template provided by the DLSE into effect. The DLSE revised its template on April 12.
The Labor Commissioner also has issued its second update to the FAQs about the wage-and-employment notice to help answer questions from employers. The second update to the FAQs, released on April 12, revises several of the previous FAQs and also contains five additional questions and answers.
For new hires made after April 12, 2012, the newer posted version of the template must be used. The DLSE will archive any earlier template on its website for informational purposes.
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 updated wage-and-employment notice (in English and Spanish) is available for download below.
An on-demand version of the CalChamber "Paying and Scheduling Nonexempt Employees" webinar is available at www.calchamber.com/2012webinars.