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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 PayWhen setting the initial pay rate for a new employee, keep legal and practical issues in mind. More »
Offering EmploymentMake sure that candidates understand who has the authority to make an offer of employment. More »
New Employee OrientationEvery time a new employee begins work with your organization, follow a routine to familiarize the employee with your organization. More »
Verifying Social Security NumbersThe Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two methods to verify employees' SSNs. More »
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 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.
HRCalifornia provides you with other resources to simplify the new employee orientation process. The HR library can guide you through the process of creating a process for new employee orientation, or updating your existing procedures for new hires.
The HR Library uses plain language to explain your responsibilities when making a new hire, including:
When you make a new hire in California, you must fulfill certain legal requirements. Make sure your new hire process; including the employee orientation helps you meet those requirements. You must also report certain information to federal and state government agencies. Failing to do so can create costly penalties.
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