Tag: sexual harassment training

Senate Bill Introduced to Clarify Sexual Harassment Training Requirements On February 26, 2019, the California Senate introduced legislation (S.B. 778) regarding the sexual harassment training requirements under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The bill was introduced due to confusion about training and retraining in context of the compliance dates. Under existing law…

On February 26, 2019, California Senate Bill 778 was introduced to clear up confusion about when employers are required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training and education under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (as amended by Senate Bill 1343) and when retraining is required. Read about S.B. 1343 in our blog….

As we reported in October 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1343 modifying the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) sexual harassment training requirements. We previously covered the requirements on our blog. Since that time, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has provided the following resources: Online Resources Page for Employers…

City of Belmont Minimum Wage Increase Beginning January 1, 2019, according to the City of Belmont Minimum Wage Ordinance, employers who are subject to the Belmont Business License Tax or who maintain a facility in Belmont must pay to each employee who performs at least two hours of work per week in Belmont a minimum…

California legislators sent a total of 1,217 bills to California Governor Jerry Brown for the 2017-2018 regular legislative session. He signed 1,016, vetoed 201, and 183 of them he reviewed the weekend just before his September 30, 2018, signature deadline. (In case you are wondering, that’s a lot of bills for one year; more than…

Both New York State and New York City have enacted laws related to sexual harassment prevention, with different provisions for employee communication and training along with various dates for compliance. The first New York City provisions went into place September 6 and further elements of state and city acts will be rolling out over the…

Database Security Breach Notification Law On May 20, 2018, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed legislation (S.B. 361) amending the state’s Database Security Breach Notification Law. The law provides new definitions, protects against the disclosure of personal information, requires specific security procedures and practices, details data breach notification requirements, and updates violations. The law is…

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for State Personnel On May 15, 2018, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed legislation (H.B. 1423) requiring all state employees complete at least two cumulative hours of interactive training on sexual harassment prevention. The training may be completed either in-person or virtually, within six months of hire, and every two years thereafter….

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP asks if it’s time for a “Uniform Harassment Training Act.” New York State and New York City have enacted laws that require employers to provide sexual harassment training, joining California, Connecticut, and Maine. Contangy’s…