MALLEN LAW

Wage Theft Prevention Act (Dec. 2011)

AB 469, named the Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011, requires employers to provide new non-exempt employees with a written notice regarding their wages and other specified information.  More specifically, this law requires the employer, at the time of hiring, to provide each employee with a written notice  containing the following information: 

(A) The pay rate and basis thereof, whether paid by the hour, shift, day, week, salary, piece, commission, or otherwise, including any overtime rates.

(B) Allowances, if any, claimed as part of the minimum wage, including meal or lodging allowances.

(C) The regular payday designated by the employer.

(D) The name of the employer, including any “doing business as” names used by the employer.

(E) The physical address of the employer’s main office or principal place of business, and a mailing address, if different.

(F) The employers telephone number.

(G) The name, address, and telephone number of the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier.

This notice must be written in the language the employer normally uses to communicate employment-related information to the employee. The employer must also give written notice to the employees of any changes to the information set forth in the notice within seven calendar days after the time of the changes. 

The Labor Commissioner  template which complies with the requirements of this new law can be found at:   http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/LC_2810.5_Notice.pdf