By Stephen Stafford on 1/27/2012 2:57 PM
California employers should be aware that a new law (California’s Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011 codified as Labor Code Section 2810.5) went into effect on January 1, 2012 that requires California employers to provide all new nonexempt hires with written notice of specific wage information at the time of hire, including:

• The employee's rate or rates of pay (including overtime rates), and whether the employee is paid hourly, by the shift, by the day, by the week, by salary, by piece, by commission, or otherwise. • Any allowances claimed as part of the minimum wage (i.e., allowances for meals or lodging). • The regular payday. • The name of the employer, including any D/B/A names the employer uses. • The physical address of the employer's main office or principal place of business, and a mailing address if it is different. • The employer's telephone number. • The name, address, and telephone number of the employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier. • Any other information that the Labor Commissioner deems necessary.