FAQs About California's Expanded Harassment Prevention Training

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As you all remember, beginning January 1, 2019, California made substantial changes to its sexual harassment prevention training requirements. Under the 2019 changes, all employers with five or more employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees — supervisors must receive two hours of training and nonsupervisory employees must receive one hour. Training must take place within six months of hire or promotion and every two years thereafter.

Now that this law — and emergency clean-up legislation that better clarified training deadlines — have been in effect for a few years, these deadlines by which employees must take refresher training are pretty clear.

Many other questions about the state’s harassment prevention training requirements remain. Download CalChamber's free "Required Harassment Prevention Training FAQs" white paper to read answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive.

Updated February 8, 2022

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