The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement ("DLSE") has released a Frequently Asked Questions and a form notice that is compliant with the new California Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011.  Effective January 1, 2012, the Act requires employers to provide many new employees with written notice that details their rates of pay, employer name and address, workers’ compensation carrier, and other information specified in the Act.  Since Governor Jerry Brown signed the law in October, California employers have struggled to develop notices that are compliant.

The Act required the DLSE to develop and publish a compliant notice.  The DLSE published the notice on its website on December 29.

Form notices in Word format and PDF format

DLSE’s Frequently Asked Questions