Do You Have 5 Employees or More? If So, Your Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements Just Expanded
Posted November 15, 2018

The California FEHA currently requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide at least two hours of training and education regarding sexual harassment, abusive conduct, and harassment based upon gender to all supervisory employees within six months of their assumption of a supervisory position, and, thereafter, once every two years.

By January 1, 2020, SB 1343 (amending Government Code Sections 12950 and 12950.1) will expand the sexual harassment prevention training requirement to encompass employers with five or more employees (including temporary or seasonal employees) and to capture both supervisory and non-supervisory employees. The bill requires employers once every two years to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisory employees, and at least one hour of sexual harassment training to all non-supervisory employees. The trainings can be provided in conjunction with other training provided to the employees, and may be completed by employees individually or as part of a group presentation. The trainings may also be completed in shorter segments, as long as the applicable hourly total requirement is met. If an employer provides the required training and education to its employees after January 1, 2019, then the employer will not be required to provide training and education by the January 1, 2020, deadline.

For temporary or seasonal employees, employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training within 30 calendar days after the hire date, or within 100 hours worked if the employee will work for less than six months. For temporary employees employed by a temporary services employer to perform services for clients, the training must be provided by the temporary services employer, not the client.

The employment attorneys at LightGabler present informative and entertaining sexual harassment prevention training programs designed to help your company comply at a cost-effective price. Topics covered will include the prevention of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and bullying, as well as investigating and resolving employee complaints. These trainings are provided for both supervisor and non-supervisory employees.

To schedule a training, please call LightGabler at 805-248-7208.

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