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New Regulations For California's Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training May Catch You Off Guard

California employers beware:  if you have more than 50 employees and any one of them is here in California as of February 1, 2007, then you must undertake sexual harrassment training for employees located in this state, according to new regulations that are likely to go into effect on that date.   

Most California employers already know this drill because the statute, Government Code section 12950.1 first went into effect in 2004, but employers who didn't have a big presence here probably thought they didn't have to worry. 

Guess again. 

Here's the short skinny about what's required:

  • At least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training for all supervisors once every two years.
  • Employee count (to reach 50) includes independent contractors and temporary employees.
  • Training must include:
    • descriptions of federal and state statutory provisions
    • guidance to correct sexual harassment and remedies available to victims
    • examples aimed at instructing supervisors in the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Training should include:  
    • discussion of all protected categories including race, age, national origin, disability, et al. 

There are additional requirements, and more detailed information can be found here on ELT's training website.

Posted by J. Craig Williams on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 17:01 Comments (0)


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