The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an updated time of hire pamphlet on its website. The updates reflect changes made to California’s workers’ compensation system by Senate Bill 863, which took effect Jan. 1, 2013.
The pamphlet is posted in English and Spanish versions, and 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.
In addition, it discusses the role of the primary treating physician and medical provider networks (MPNs). Predesignation forms are included as part of the document.
The text of the pamphlet meets the “time of hire” legal requirements.