Q&A with Don Dressler – Changes in Notices Required for Newly-Hired Employees

7 Aug

Q: Have there been any changes in the pamphlets that all California employers are required to give newly-hired employees?

A: Yes – there have been changes by the EDD in the two pamphlets they issue, the Paid Family Leave material was revised in May 2015 and the State Disability material was revised in June 2015.

There are 4 leaflets required to be given to every new employee at the time they are hired or start work.  All are available for download from state agencies, or you can purchase copies of these materials from the California Chamber of Commerce.  Here are the latest versions of these required materials:

1. Paid Family Leave pamphlet (revised May, 2015) – Available at:

2. California Disability Insurance Provisions (Revised June 2015) Available at:

3. Sexual Harassment, the facts about sexual harassment (Revised 2014) Available at:

4. Time of Hire Pamphlet for Workers’ Compensation – from CA Department of Workers’ Compensation (Revised July 2014) (You can also obtain material from your workers’ compensation insurer.  If you use a Medical Provider Network, and should do so to maintain medical control over work injury claims, a separate notice and pamphlet are required, both available from your workers’ compensation insurer. )  Available at:

When an employee is going on sick leave or at termination, you should also provide:

For Your Benefit – California’s Programs for the Unemployed (last revised in 2013)

Available at: http://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de2320.pdf

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at Don Dressler Consulting and CalWorkSafety.com for help with any employment law or safety compliance questions.

-Don Dressler

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