Better Late Than Never: California Delays Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Requirements to 2021

Sep 05, 2019

On August 30, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 778, which amends California Government Code § 12950.1. Beginning January 1, 2019, Section 12950.1 required an employer with five or more employees to provide two hours of interactive training regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees and at least one hour to all non-supervisory employees by January 1, 2020.
California employers now have another year to provide the required training. Senate Bill 778 extends California employers’ obligation to provide harassment prevention training to both supervisory and nonsupervisory employees from January 1, 2020 until January 1, 2021 and once every two years after. This bill further clarifies that an employer who has provided anti-sexual harassment training in 2019, is compliant with the training requirements and is not required to provide it again until 2 years after.

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