New California Law Requires Sexual Harassment Training for all Employees

October 4, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Effective January 1, 2019, employers in California with 5 or more employees (or independent contractors) must provide sexual harassment training to all employees (SB 1343). The deadline for compliance with initial training is January 1, 2020.

Employers must then provide the training every 2 years. Currently, state law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide training to supervisory employees only. Under the new law, covered employers must:

  • Provide supervisory employees with 2 hours of training every 2 years
  • Provide nonsupervisory employees with 1 hour of training every 2 years

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