Update: On August 30, 2019 Governor Newsom has signed new legislation into law (SB778) that extends the sexual harassment prevention training deadline from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021.
On September 30, 2018 California passed SB1343, greatly expanding the requirement that employers provide harassment prevention training to employees. Employers with five or more employees must provide harassment prevention training as follows:
- At least two hours of training to all supervisors, and
- At least one hour of training to all non-supervisory staff
To be compliant by Jan. 1, 2020, these trainings need to take place in 2019 (SB778 Update: To be compliant by Jan. 1, 2021, these trainings need to take place in or before 2020). The trainings must be provided every two years. This new law changes the existing mandate that required (since 2005) employers with 50 or more employees provide two hours of training to managers and supervisors every 2 years.
The training courses on GPTrack, George Petersen's Risk Management Portal, have been updated to comply with the upcoming regulatory changes and are now available. All George Petersen clients have complimentary access to this portal, which includes these trainings. To learn more take a look at this video about GPTrack's Harassment Prevention Training updates.
For a step by step guide on assigning trainings to employee's through GPTrack click here. If you need help gaining access to your portal please contact Brianna Hernandez at 707.525.2710.
For more information on the different options available to meet the SB1343 requirements, Click here.