New Harassment Prevention Training Requirements: What You Need to Know

January 10, 2019 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Bianca N. Saad, J.D.; Employment Law Subject Matter Expert

Believe it or not, mandatory sexual harassment prevention training has been on the books for nearly 15 years. More specifically, as of 2005, after AB 1825 was signed into law, employers with 50 or more full-time, part-time, and temporary employees or independent contractors have been required to provide supervisory employees with two hours of sexual harassment prevention training within six months of hire or promotion, and once every two years thereafter.

And now, an employer’s legal obligations to provide sexual harassment prevention training have expanded, thanks to the new sexual harassment training law (SB 1343). Under this new law, employers with five or more employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training; and it’s not just supervisors that must be trained, but all employees.

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