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New Hire Paperwork: California

New Hire Paperwork requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jennifer K. Achtert, formerly of Fisher Phillips


  • California law requires that new employees receive or complete a significant amount of paperwork at the time of hire. While many of the requirements are the same as under federal law, there are a number of California-specific requirements that employers must not overlook. See Documents to Provide to New Employees.
  • Localities including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco have requirements pertaining to new hire notices. See Local Requirements.