Updated New Hire Documents in California

California has updated two documents for new hires: (1) Workers’ Compensation Time of Hire Pamphlet; and (2) For Your Benefit: California’s Programs for the Unemployed.

Regarding the Time of Hire Pamphlet, every employer subject to the state’s workers’ compensation provisions must give every new employee, either at the time the employee is hired or by the end of the first pay period, written notice (in English or Spanish) that states the name of the current compensation insurance carrier of the employer, or when such is the fact, that the employer is self-insured, and who is responsible for claims adjustment.

Regarding the For Your Benefit: California’s Programs for the Unemployed document, employers must provide a notice to new employees informing them of their disability insurance rights and benefits due to the employee’s own sickness, injury, or pregnancy, or the employee’s need to provide care for any sick or injured family member, or the employee’s need to bond with a minor child within the first year of the child’s birth or placement in connection with foster care or adoption.