Sexual Harassment Training is Available—and Required by Law

January 1, 2020 is right around the corner.  If you are an employer with five or more employees in California, you must provide at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees.  All nonsupervisory employees must receive at least one hour of classroom or other effective interactive training about avoiding sexual harassment.  And, you should assume that all employees must receive job-specific harassment training within six months of beginning a job. And, the training must be provided once every two years, with records of training having been completed.  The trainings can be provided only by certain qualified people, including attorneys experienced in employment law, human resource professionals with specific practical experience, and university instructors with certain credentials.  If you are a California employer, please start making plans to provide an appropriate and timely training!  Contact us to discuss the possibility of providing required training under the law.