New California Legislation Requires Employers with at Least Five Employees to Provide Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

California Senate Bill 1343, expanding sexual harassment prevention training by employers, was recently signed into law. By January 1, 2020, California employers with at least five employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees and non-supervisory employees. Currently, employers with at least 50 employees are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to supervisory employees (about 25% of the California workforce).

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California Workers Now Presumed to be Employees, Not Independent Contractors.

Under both California and federal law, the question whether an individual worker should properly be classified as an employee or, instead, as an independent contractor has considerable significance for both the worker and the business.

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