HR Fast Facts: What Is California’s 2810.5 Notice?

California Labor Code section 2810.5 requires employers to provide written notice to employees about specific employment items.

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California Labor Code section 2810.5 requires employers to provide written notice to employees about specific employment items.

For example, the law requires that employers provide notice to employees of their:

  • The rate or rates of pay and basis thereof, whether paid by the hour, shift, day, week, salary, piece, commission, or otherwise, including any rates for overtime, as applicable.
  • Allowances, if any, claimed as part of the minimum wage, including meal or lodging allowances.
  • The regular payday designated by the employer in accordance with the requirements of the Labor Code.
  • The name of the employer, including any “doing business as” (“dba”) names used by the employer.
  • The physical address of the employer’s main office or principal place of business, and a mailing address, if different.
  • The telephone number of the employer.
  • The name, address, and telephone number of the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
  • Any other information the Labor Commissioner deems material and necessary.
  • An explanation of the employee’s right to paid sick leave.

This notice must be be provided at the time of hiring and within 7 days of a change if the change is not listed on the employee’s pay stub for the following pay period. For example, if an employee receives a raise, the employer must either provide an updated 2810. 5 form or written confirmation of the same details required by the form within 7 days.

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