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Latest Guidance About California’s New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

Greenberg Glusker
Los Angeles, California

As we previously shared in our October 17, 2018, client alert, amendments to Government Code Section 12950.1 require that all California employers having five or more employees are required to provide sexual harassment and abusive conduct training for supervisors as well all non-managerial employees.

Managers and supervisors must receive two hours of training. Non-managerial employees, which includes temporary, seasonal, and any employee hired to work for less than six months, must receive one hour of training.

Because of ambiguous statutory language, there has been confusion regarding when such training must begin and be completed, especially for those employers who already provided training in 2018. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) recently issued Frequently Asked Questions which provide clarification, as discussed below.

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