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May 26, 2024

New Law Requires Harassment Prevent Training for Supervisors, Managers, and Non-Supervisors

Human Resources/By Colony West/0 comments

Companies with at least five employees must provide harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory and non-supervisory employees by January 1, 2020.


Since 2005 it has always been a requirement for companies with at least 50 employees to train and educate all personnel in supervisory positions in the prevention of sexual harassment. New Senate Bill 1343 (SB 1343) has passed and lowers the number of employees to five and includes non-supervisors in the mandate.


Before the January 1, 2020 deadline, companies must provide:


  • • Supervisory employees with two hours of sexual harassment training.
  • • Non-supervisory employees with one hour of sexual harassment training.
  • • Seasonal and temporary employees with one hour of training within 30 days or 100 hours, if they work less than six months.
  • • Additional training to employees who are promoted to supervisors. Training must take place within six months of supervisors starting their new positions.
  • • After all requirements above are met, the training must be provided once every two years.


This new legislation is a big change from past requirements and we at Colony West want to ensure your business stays within compliance of the new law. Our harassment training ensures that your organization is up to date with all the anti-harassment laws and regulations.


Already did your training in 2018? IT DOESN’T MATTER! SB 1343 and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) requires that anyone trained in 2018 be retrained again in 2019. Don’t wait until the last minute and risk compliance issues. Colony West will make it simple for you.


Our recent partnership with OutlookHR will provide you with an in person HR Professional Certified Trainer to administer training. If you would like to discuss this more, click here to get in touch.