Employers have to provide a number of pamphlets and notices to a new hire. Recently, the State of California has revised two of those pamphlets. Effective February 1, 2024, the Division of Workers Compensation of the California Department of Industrial Relations updated its “Time of Hire” pamphlet. The pamphlet explains the workers’ compensation process, including the benefits and how to file a claim in the event of a workplace injury. This pamphlet must be provided to all newly-hired employees.

Also, the California Employment Development Department (“EDD”) recently updated its “For Your Benefit” pamphlet (Form DE 2320). Employers must provide this pamphlet both at the time of hire and termination of employees. This pamphlet provides information on unemployment insurance, including eligibility, benefits, and the application process. The pamphlet also provides information on State Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, and other State services.

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