- This change has passed.
California: Sexual harassment training requirements for small employers go into effect
January 1, 2019
On September 30, 2018, Gov. Brown signed Senate Bill 1343. The new law requires employers with five (5) or more employees to provide sexual harassment training to their employees by January 1, 2020, and then every two years after that. They must provide supervisors with two (2) hours of training and nonsupervisory with one (1) hour of training. Previously, only employers with 50 or more employees were required to provide the training. The new law also requires the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to develop compliant sexual harassment training courses.