Effective January 1, 2019. California businesses with 5 or more employees MUST provide harassment prevention training every 2 years (SB1343).
Employees are required to have 1 hour of training.
Supervisors are required to have 2 hours of training.
The DFEH states that both managerial and non-managerial employees need to be trained in 2019 and employees trained in 2018 or before must be retrained.
In the past, only California employers with 50 or more employees were required to provide sexual harassment prevention training—and only to supervisors. SB1343 requires all employers with 5 or more employees to provide:
• One hour of sexual harassment prevention training to all non-supervisory employees by January 1, 2020
• Two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisory employees by January 1, 2020
In this webinar, employees will learn about how to report harassment and how bystanders can recognize and prevent harassment. Other types of prohibited harassment, discrimination, retaliation and abusive conduct will also be covered in an interactive format.
• Part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees, plus independent contractors count toward the minimum employee count of 5 employees
• For new hires, training must occur within 6 months of the employee starting the position (and every 2 years thereafter)