by Marisa S. Ratinoff, Susan Gross Sholinsky, Eric A. Cook, and Jennifer A. Goldman
California’s Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011 (“CAWTPA”) went into effect on January 1, 2012. The CAWTPA requires most private-sector employers to provide notice to non-exempt employees of certain wage payment information, among other things. As we previously reported (see Act Now Advisory “New California Laws Increase Penalties for Employee Misclassification and Wage Theft”), the CAWTPA requires the Labor Commissioner (“Commissioner”) to create a template for employers to use to comply with the CAWTPA’s requirements. The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) has now posted a notice template (“Notice Template”) and Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) to its website in order to provide guidance to employers with respect to CAWTPA compliance.