2011 is a Sexual Harassment Training Year

August 23, 2011  |  From HRCalifornia Extra

Important reminder! Employers with 50 or more employees should be aware that 2011 is a training year for supervisors and managers. California's sexual harassment prevention training requirement took effect in 2005, and the law requires training every two years.

Employers with 50 or more employees should plan for providing this training this year to current supervisors and managers. Take note that new supervisors and managers must receive the prevention training within six months of assuming supervisory duties - even if not a training year.

The state regulations implementing the sexual harassment prevention training law define "having 50 or more employees" as employing or engaging 50 or more employees or contractors for each working day in any 20 consecutive weeks in the current calendar year or preceding calendar year. The 50 employee or more threshold includes full-time, part-time, temporary workers and contractors, even those that reside or work outside of California.

Best Practices

  • Understand how to track training: The law permits employers to use one or a combination of the following tracking methods to track compliance: Individual tracking and training year tracking.
  • Follow documentation procedures: Employers must also follow certain requirements to document the training, and make sure that the training methods satisfy the law's requirements.
  • Know what training meets the law's requirements: Employers can choose from several different types of training to comply with the law.
  • Download our AB 1825 White Paper.