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December 31, 2020 Deadline for Anti-Harassment Training for Non-Supervisors

Employers with five or more employees must provide existing non-supervisory employees in California with training before December 31, 2020.
August 11, 2020
December 31, 2020 Deadline for Mandatory Harassment Training in California for Non-Supervisory Employees

December 31, 2020 Deadline for Anti-Harassment Training for Non-Supervisors

Last year, California postponed the deadline for employers to start providing mandatory harassment training to non-supervisory employees working in California until the end of 2020. Employers with five or more employees must therefore provide existing non-supervisory employees in California with training before December 31, 2020. Starting on January 1, 2020, all employers with five or more employees must provide new hires in California with a minimum of one hour of training if the employee is a non-supervisor, once every two years. (For many years, California already required bi-yearly training for supervisors in CA; the new law extends the training to non-supervisors.) Permanent employees (i.e., not seasonal or temporary hires) must be trained within six months of hire (and/or within six months of promotion to a supervisory position). "Seasonal, temporary, or other employees that are hired to work for less than six months" must be trained within 30 calendar days of hire date or 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first.

Because work can be temporary in nature in the motion picture industry, employers in the industry that have a temporary workforce should consider if the shorter temporary worker deadline applies. Please see EP's prior Legal Newsletter article about the new requirement here.

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