With AB 1522 (California’s new Paid Sick Leave Law) set to become law on January 1, 2015, the Labor Commissioner has posted two new items that should be of interest to California employers.
The first is an updated “Wage Theft Prevention Act” notice, which is required to be given to all new non-exempt hires at the time of hire. This notice sets forth important information about the employer, the calculation of wages, paydays, and workers’ compensation. Now, as a result of the passage of AB 1522, the revised notice also contains information about employees’ rights under California’s Paid Sick Leave law. Employers are free to use this state-provided template, or they can create their own that provides this minimum information. You can find the revised notice here.
The second is a new poster concerning the new sick leave rights granted to employees under AB 1522. All employers must conspicuously display this new poster at the workplace in a location where employees can read it. You can find the new poster here.