On September 3, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 778 to extend the deadline for California employers to complete their Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. The deadline was extended by a full year, from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. Now, that deadline is rapidly approaching as 2020 comes to a close.
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S.B. 1343 requires that employers with 5 or more employees in California provide one (1) hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct training to non-managerial employees, and two (2) hours for managerial employees once every two years. Managerial employees must receive training within 6 (six) months of hire or promotion.
Employers should also provide a written Anti-Harassment and Discrimination and Corrective Action policy to distribute at the time of the training, along with DFEH posters and brochures. If more than 10% of the workforce speaks a first language that is other than English, the policies and posters should be translated to that language.
The Grady Firm has provided on-site, classroom-style training to employers since 2014 in English and in Spanish. Now, with the proliferation of remote work teams, we provide this same training online via Zoom, with fees calculated on a per-user basis. Book by October 15 to receive a $100 discount off your training package (5 student minimum).
The Grady Firm provides interactive training with real-world examples, videos, audience participation, and role-play exercises to help employees retain the information they learn and recognize harassment in the workplace. Our supervisor training offers many managers their first opportunity to practice taking a harassment complaint so that they are prepared when a real complaint arises in the workplace.
Find out how we can provide training to your workforce on your schedule by emailing email@example.com, or calling 949-798-6298.
The Grady Firm attorneys provide the following employment law services:
Assistance with interpreting emergency COVID-19 legislation as it affects your business;
Counsel employers on staff changes and draft Notices of Reduced Hours, Furloughs, or Layoffs;
Draft Severance Agreements;
Act as I-9 agent and I-9 audit preparation or defense;
Employee v. independent contractor classification analysis;
Assistance with converting independent contractors to employees;
On-site, classroom-style Sexual Harassment training for employees and supervisors;
“Experiential” supervisor training in which managerial employees practice processing a harassment complaint and commencing an investigation in pairs with other trainees.
Draft and review Employee Handbooks, arbitration agreements, and Anti-Harassment policies;
Employee personnel file audits;
To learn more about ensuring your business is compliant with state and local laws, schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with The Grady Firm’s attorneys; call +1 (949)798-6298; or fill out a Contact Request Form. The Grady Firm has offices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and San Diego, California.
*Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. is licensed to practice employment law in California.
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