Today the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) published a template that employers can use in order to comply with the new notice requirements set forth in Labor Code section 2810.5. A Word version can be downloaded here and a PDF version can be downloaded here.

All California employers are required to provide a notice to all employees hired beginning on January 1, 2012 that complies with the requirements of section 2810.5. The new law required the Labor Commissioner to publish a template for employers to use in order to comply with the new law. For more information regarding the notice, and the new law, see my previous post.

I’ve only had a chance to do a quick review of the template, but one area of new information that the DLSE is apparently requiring on the notice is whether the “employment agreement” is oral or written in the wage information section of the template. The new Labor Code section 2810.5 did not require this to be on the notice to the employee, but the law does provide that there may be “[o]ther information added by the Labor Commissioner as material and necessary.” I am wondering if the fact that all employers are required to provide this information on the form necessary means that the “employment agreement” is therefore always going to be written.

EL SEGUNDO, CA (January, 2012)—The Adishian Law Group headquartered in El Segundo, CA has opened its third law office at 530 Lytton Avenue, 2nd Floor, in Palo Alto, CA 94301. Since 2003 The Adishian Law Group has represented top-performing and high-earning employees, company founders, and professionals along with leading privately held companies throughout California. About 40 percent of its clients are located in and around Palo Alto, Silicon Valley and across greater Northern California.

Palo Alto, along with surrounding Silicon Valley cities such as Mountain View, San Jose and Sunnyvale is a mecca for entrepreneurs, start-ups and the superstars of the high-tech world including Apple, Oracle, Yahoo,, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Google, eBay, Skype, VeriSign and Tesla Motors.  Given the opportunities, compensation and cutting edge companies, Silicon Valley also attracts some of the best-educated, highest earning professionals in the country.

“In many respects we are “agents” for top performing corporate and service professionals,” says firm President, Chris Adishian. Our new Palo Alto office provides a presence very close to where our clients are located. We recognize that with all the technology we embrace, there is still no substitute for face-to-face meetings. Our Palo Alto office now provides that capability.”

Chris Adishian, the firm’s principal, has significant experience in finance, operations and investment banking, an unusual skill set combination for lawyers, and one that is valuable in today’s legal system. “Simply put, we’re equally comfortable with financial models or legal briefs,” says Adishian. “Our business clients appreciate that we are entrepreneurs as well, and that we bring a broad understanding and perspective to the issues that concern them most, whether pending transactions or litigation.”

The new office will continue to expand the firm’s reach in its primary practice areas—corporate, employment, real estate and arbitration/mediation—creating new relationships, and reinforcing its brand as the law firm to call when you need legal services in California.

About Adishian Law Group, P.C.

Adishian Law Group is a California law firm with a statewide practice in the areas of Corporate law, Employment law, Real Estate law and Mediation Services. is one of the oldest continually operating law firm websites on the Internet. The firm serves its clientele via three offices located in the major business hubs of El Segundo, Palo Alto and San Francisco. As of March 2013, Adishian Law Group, P.C. has represented individual and corporate clients located across 20 California counties, 4 States outside of California and 9 foreign countries — in over 340 legal matters.

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