All California Employers with 5+ Employees Must Provide Sexual Harassment Training by 2020, Even if Trained in 2018

HARASSMENTOn September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law S.B. 1343, which now requires that employers with 5 or more employees in California provide 1 hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct training to non-managerial employees, and 2 hours for managerial employees once every two years. Managerial employees must receive training within 6 months of hire or promotion. New hires must receive training within 6 months of hire.

BY WHAT DATE MUST EMPLOYEES BE TRAINED?

calendarOriginally, all managerial and non-managerial employees must have received training by January 1, 2020. However, Governor Gavin Newsom extended this deadline in September 2019 with SB 778 to January 1, 2021.  Training must then be completed every two years thereafter.  New hires and Supervisors must be trained within 6 months of hire, or promotion to supervisor.

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