Senate Bill 1343 Law
Senate Bill 1343 was approved by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2018. Starting in January 2019, SB1343 requires that all employers with 5 or more employees: 1) provide two hours of sexual harassment training to supervisors every two years; and 2) provide all other employees 1 hour of training within 6 months of being hired (or promotion to supervisor), and every two years thereafter.
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently clarified that SB1343 requires that all employees be trained during 2019. Therefore, employees who received training in 2018 or before, are required to be re-trained in 2019.
The sexual harassment training must include harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. The training must also include abusive conduct prevention training.
Set Up Training Sessions
The lawyers in the Labor & Employment Department of SBEMP are able to provide sexual harassment training and further information on all of the new laws taking effect in 2019. To set up a training session, or for any of your labor & employment questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
For more information or to request a consultation please contact the law offices of SBEMP (Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney) by clicking here.
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