Governor Brown has signed into law AB 469 (Chapter 655, Statutes of 2011) known as the Wage Theft Protection Act of 2011. Click here for the full TEXT of the Bill. The provisions of the Act become effective January 1, 2012. Labor Code section 2810.5 was added by the bill which requires that all employers must provide each employee at the time of hire with a written notice that contains specified information and must be provided in the language the employer normally uses to communicate employment-related information to the employee. The Section requires that the Labor Commissioner make available a template that complies with the requirements of the notice.