In light of recent developments in California, HR teams are likely focused on creating meaningful anti-harassment training programs, complying with pay-equity laws, reviewing employee classifications and more. Here are the key issues to watch in the months ahead.
1. Sexual-Harassment-Prevention Training
A priority for many California HR professionals this year will be to develop meaningful, relevant and engaging sexual-harassment-prevention training programs. All employers in the state with at least five workers must provide such training. So, HR professionals are exploring anti-harassment education options to meet the new mandate—two hours for supervisors and an hour for all nonsupervisory employees—by Jan. 1, 2020. The training must be conducted every two years.