New Updates to CA Anti-Harassment Training Laws

Given how rampant changes to California’s anti-harassment policies have been lately, it’s a good thing we have moved past the days of white-out and typewriter correction ribbons. Most recently, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council issued a notice of a new addition to the sexual harassment policy requirements, which came into effect on February 11, 2021. Now is a good time to review your company’s written Anti-harassment Policy to ensure you are in compliance with the new regulations.

What do you need to know?

Importantly, all employers with 5 or more employees (including remote employees, independent contractors, and unpaid interns or volunteers) must ensure their employees undergo one of two types of anti-harassment training: a 1-hour training for non-supervisors, and a 2-hour training for supervisors.

As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure you keep track of the certification and documentation proving completion of the training in your employees’ files.

Further specifications:

    1. Seasonal or Temporary employees must also undergo a one-hour harassment training within 30 days or within 100 hours, whichever comes first.
    2. All non-supervisor employees will need to take the one-hour training.
    3. If any hourly employee becomes a manager or supervisor, they will need to undergo a two-hour supervisor anti-harassment training within six months.
    4. managers must comply and have proof that they’ve completed the two-hour anti-harassment training every two years, or whenever there are additional updates to the training.

FLORES conducts both the 1-hour anti-harassment training for non-supervisors and the 2-hour anti-harassment training for supervisors specific to the industry to ensure your team members are up to speed with the rules and regulations. 

If you would like to know how FLORES can further assist, please contact us at 619-588-2411. FLORES has a dedicated HR & Payroll team, and we are committed to assisting our valued clients and ensuring they are in compliance with all changes to the law.