This year, California’s Legislature passed Senate Bill 863, containing wide-ranging workers’ compensation reform measures. SB 863 takes effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
Some of its provisions will be effective immediately, requiring changes to notices that explain employee rights and employer obligations. California employers must post a notice explaining employee rights and employer obligations under the state workers’ compensation system and must provide all employees with a workers’ compensation pamphlet at the time of hire.
CalChamber worked with the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) to obtain approved language for the required workers’ compensation notice and pamphlet. CalChamber’s 2013 California and Federal Employment Notices Poster
and Workers’ Compensation pamphlet both contain language required by law for January 1, 2013, and approved by the DWC. The 2013 California and Federal Employment Notices Poster
contains the 16 state and federal employment notices every California employer must post.
Although some of the bill’s measures will take effect January 1, other provisions require administrative/regulatory action prior to implementation.
Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Editor/Staff Counsel
CalChamber offers a convenient and affordable way to comply with required employment notices. The Required Notices Kit
includes a 2013 California and Federal Employment Notices Poster
and 20 copies each of all five pamphlets employees must receive. For more information, visit this CalChamber store page