At Mehtani Law Offices, P.C., our Beverly Hills employment law attorneys know that beginning New Year’s Day 2024, employers must give all non-exempt new hires working in California a new form of Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice containing new information.
What Changes Have Been Made to the Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice?
Call California employers must tell employees in the new Notice:
- The increased amount of California paid sick leave to which employees are entitled as of 2024.
Effective January 1, 2024, full-time employees working in California must be given at least five days (40 hours) of paid sick leave, up from three days (24 hours) in 2023.
- Whether employees work in a county subject to a federal or state emergency or disaster declaration.
The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has not yet issued guidance about the types of disasters or emergencies the new requirement covers. Until they do, California employers should consider the Notice to encompass declarations concerning disease outbreaks, earthquakes, fires, floods, and chemical spills, among other potential events.
The Wage Theft Prevention Act notice requirements before January 1, 2024, remain in effect, including:
- Employers must give the Notice to non-exempt employees at the time of hiring and within seven days of any information required to be set out in the Notice changing.
- Employers are subject to the requirement to give the Notice, regardless of the employer’s size.
- The Notice must be written in the language the employer normally gives the employee employment-related information.
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