California’s new Wage Theft Protection Act of 2011 (Labor Code Section 2810.5, effective January 1, 2012), requires employers to provide most new non-overtime-exempt employees with a written notice that contains specified information regarding, among others, wage rate, payday, employer name and address, workers’ compensation insurance carrier information, and other information added by the Labor Commissioner as it may deem necessary. The new law requires that the Labor Commissioner create a notice template for employer use, which employers eagerly have been awaiting since the new requirements were signed into law in October 2011. Now the wait is over — employers can access the Labor Commissioner’s template for compliance with the new law at: