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Release Number: 2024-30
Date: April 22, 2024

Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Updated Time of Hire Notice

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an updated time of hire notice on its website. The time of hire notice was previously referred to as the time of hire pamphlet.

The notice, which is posted in English and Spanish versions, meets the requirements under Labor Code section 3551 to notify new employees about California workers’ compensation rights and benefits either at the time of hire or by the end of the first pay period. The time of hire notice was created in 2011 to help employers and claims administrators ensure that employees know what to do in case of workplace injury.

This notice can be customized as long as the text meets the “time of hire” legal requirements. Title 8, California Code of Regulations section 9883 allows insurers, employers or private enterprises to prepare and publish the notice upon prior approval of the form and content of the notice by the Administrative Director. A revised time of hire notice should be submitted via email to DWC for review, using the subject line “Time of Hire Notice Approval Request.”