With the new year approaching, now is a good time to audit your agency’s compliance with sexual harassment training requirements. Since 2005, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) has required employers to provide supervisory employees with training in preventing sexual harassment (sometimes called “AB 1825 harassment training”). Recently, the State Legislature has greatly
A Brief Guide to Ensuring Compliance with Harassment Training Requirements: Where to Find Summaries of an Employer’s Training Obligations under SB 778 and SB 1343
In the past twelve months, Governors Jerry Brown and Gavin Newson have signed two bills into law affecting harassment training requirements for all employers in California with five or more employees. Below is a brief summary of these new laws as well as resources for employers to ensure compliance with harassment training requirements.
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SB 778 Clean Up Legislation Signed Into Law Pushes Out Effective Date for Implementation of New SB 1343 Harassment Training Requirements to Calendar Year 2020 – What This Means for Employers
Following up on our December 6, 2018 Special Bulletin “DFEH Provides Guidance on Impact of New SB 1343 Harassment Training Requirements: Some Questions Answered, Many Still Remain – Including Possibility that ALL Supervisory and Nonsupervisory Employees Need to Be Trained or Retrained Again in 2019” regarding the impact of SB 1343’s new legal…
New Year, New Laws, New Obligations
This post was authored by Alysha Stein-Manes.
As we ring in the new year, employers will be tasked with implementing new laws that Governor Brown signed into law this past fall. Here is a summary of a few major bills that go into effect on New Year’s Day:
1. AB 1976: Lactation Accommodations
DFEH Provides Guidance on Impact of New SB 1343 Harassment Training Requirements: Some Questions Answered, Many Still Remain – Including Possibility that ALL Supervisory and Nonsupervisory Employees Need to Be Trained or Retrained Again in 2019
Note: Please see our August 30, 2019 Special Bulletin, with information on Senate Bill 778 which now delays the implementation of the new harassment training requirements and any refresher training until calendar year 2020. As urgency legislation, SB 778 went into effect immediately upon Governor Newsom’s approval of the law on August 30, 2019. …