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.

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