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).

SB 1343 will require California employers to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees, and at least one hour of similar training to all non-supervisory employees, by January 1, 2020. Employees must then complete such training and education every two years thereafter. New employees must complete the training within six months of employment. In addition, a temporary or seasonal employee must complete sexual harassment prevention training within 30 calendar days after the hire date, or within 100 hours worked, if the employee will work for fewer than six months.

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