Onboarding a new employee requires a lot of paperwork, and HRCalifornia can help. This New Hire Guide contains the forms and pamphlets you’re legally required to provide to your new hire. For more information on how to determine starting pay, offering employment, orienting new employees, verifying Social Security numbers and training your new hires, go to the
Getting New Employees Started section. Or you can learn more about important hiring considerations by watching our 2018 Hiring Checklist video.
Download the checklists, employment applications and new hire paperwork documents individually or
click on the "Download All Forms" button to get everything in a .zip file.
Use the following hiring and employee orientation checklists to help you during the onboarding process:
Sample employment applications crafted specifically for California are included for your use. Make sure to
download and read the instructions prior to use.
All of the following items are legally required for each new hire.
Important: If you want
all of the pamphlets available on the CalChamber Store, which includes all of the above plus the
California Unemployment Insurance Pamphlets (which must be provided whenever a California employee is terminated, laid off or takes a leave of absence), you can purchase the
California Required Pamphlets Kit.