The California Department of Industrial Relations recently released an updated model wage theft notice reflecting changes that went into effect on January 1, 2024.
Employers are required to provide a written notice in the language normally used by the employer to communicate employment-related information to the employee) that includes information about the employer, workers’ compensation, wages, and paid sick leave.
As of January 1, the notice is also required to include the existence of a state or federal emergency/disaster declaration that may impact their safety and health and applies to the county (or counties) where the employee will be employed. It must be issued within 30 days prior to the employee’s first day of employment. Any changes must be made in writing within seven calendar days of the change, unless:
- The changes are reflected on a wage statement that is timely
- The changes are outlined in another writing required by law within seven days of the change
Review the updated model notice (currently available in English).
This article is informational and does not constitute legal or financial advice. Consult with an employment lawyer or accountant for additional clarification on how these changes impact your company.