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HR Hot Topic – Harassment Prevention Training Reminder

February 24, 2021 | Written by Admin

HR Hot Topic - Harassment Prevention Training Reminder

REMINDER: The extension to complete the required training under SB 1343 by January 1 has passed. 

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed SB 778, emergency legislation which extended the existing sexual harassment prevention training deadline under SB 1343, to January 1st, 2021 – an extension of one full year.

The extension allowed employers more time to comply with the training of those non-management personnel that were not previously required to complete harassment and discrimination prevention training. The extension also allows managerial personnel that were required to complete the training to stay on the two (2) year cycle schedule. 

The Impact of SB 778

  • Employees trained in 2018 would still comply with the new January 1, 2021 deadline.  
  • Employers who trained supervisors in 2017 under prior law, known as AB 1825, should still train those employees accordingly in order to maintain their two-year cycle. 
  • What remained unchanged is the requirement for seasonal and temporary employees, who (effective January 1st, 2020) must be trained within 30 calendar days after their hire date or within 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first.

SB 1343 Training Requirements:

  • Supervisors must receive two hours of sexual harassment prevention training (specific for managers and supervisors).
  • Non-supervisory employees must receive one hour of sexual harassment prevention training. The training must be provided within six months of hire or promotion, and every two years thereafter.  

Action Required:

If an employer has not provided their employees with the required training, better to provide late than never.   

If you have not already, take advantage of our easy-to-use, online training solution for employees to complete the SB 1343 requirement. For more information, please contact our office at, 916-444-6200 or your HR Consultant directly.

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