Certain Electronic Employee Notices Allowed Under New California Law

California has passed a law concerning the Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act, authorizing employers to notify all employees via e-mail (rather than physical mail) that they may be eligible for specified income tax filing assistance programs and state and federal antipoverty tax credits, including the federal and California earned income tax credits.

Additionally, the law outlines a system for digital provision of unemployment benefits materials if the employee opts for electronic receipts. Employers are prohibited from taking adverse action against employees who choose not to opt for electronic statements.

This law will become effective on January 1, 2024.