Getting New Employees Started

To get the most out of your new employee, and comply with California and federal obligations such as completing new employee paperwork, follow the guidance in this section to develop a strong new hire process.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Determining Starting Pay

    Determining Starting PayWhen setting the initial pay rate for a new employee, keep legal and practical issues in mind.   More »

    ​​Read about 2016 legislation.
  • Offering Employment

    Offering EmploymentMake sure that candidates understand who has the authority to make an offer of employment.  More »

  • New Employee Orientation

    New Employee OrientationEvery time a new employee begins work with your organization, follow a routine to familiarize the employee with your organization.   More »

    ​Read ab​out new 2016 agency actions.
  • Verifying Social Security Numbers

    Verifying Social Security NumbersThe Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two methods to verify employees' SSNs.  More »

  • San Francisco Bay Area Commuter Benefits

    San Francisco Bay Area Commuter BenefitsEmployers with 50 or more full-time employees in the San Francisco Bay Area are now required to offer commuter benefits to employees who walk or bike to work or use public transportation, car sharing or vanpools.   More »

  • Training New Hires

    Training New HiresThe introductory period for any new employee is often challenging for both employee and supervisor.  More »

Every time a new hire begins work with your organization, follow a routine to familiarize the employee with your organization. HRCalifornia's Hiring Checklist is one of the tools that can guide you through setting up this routine. The checklist contains no fewer than 28 different forms and notices that employers may need to provide to new hires.