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California Sexual Harassment Training Expansion

California has expanded the sexual harassment training standards for employers beginning January 1, 2019, under SB 1343. The previous law (AB 1825) required employers with 50 or more employees to train only supervisors, but the expansion requires all employers with five or more employees, including temporary or seasonal employees, to train all supervisory and nonsupervisory employees in California by January 1, 2021, as extended by SB 778.

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7 Things You Need to Know About SB-1343

According to SB-1343, by January 1, 2020, 92% of the state’s workforce [roughly 15.5 million workers] will need to have received at least one hour of sexual harassment training for non-management employees; and two hours of training for supervisors. Following the 2020 deadline, these educational thresholds will need to be met again every two years. Here are 7 things HR and compliance professionals need to know about this mandate.

What does SB-1343 change?

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New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for California Businesses

California employers will soon be required to update their employee training procedures once again with the newly-passed Senate Bill 1343 which requires both supervisory employees as well as non-supervisory employees to undergo comprehensive sexual harassment training every two years. The new mandate goes into effect January 1, 2020.

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AB 1732 - All Single User Restrooms In California Must Now Welcome All Genders

AB 1732, effective March 1st, 2017, enacted the most progressive statewide restroom access policy in the nation, requiring all single occupancy restrooms (rooms with a toilet and/or urinal and sink) in businesses, government buildings and places of public accommodation to be available to everyone regardless of gender or gender identity.

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