December 8, 2011
Effective January 1, 2012, California families that employ a domestic worker (i.e. nanny, housekeeper, health aide, etc.) are required to provide each worker with a written wage notice at the time of hire. Known as the California Wage Theft Prevention Act, the law mandates that the notice includes 1) the rate of pay, including overtime rates if applicable, 2) pay frequency, 3) employer information, including their formal name, address and phone number and 4) the name, address, and phone number of the employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier.
If you're preparing an employment agreement, we suggest including this information in the agreement. If not, you can provide these details to your employee(s) in a separate document.