Employers’ training obligations under California law

California employers have many different obligations to train employees on certain issues.  The primary training obligation that applies to nearly every employer (with 5 or more employees) is to provide sexual harassment prevention training.  However, as set forth below, different industries have different standards, and employers need to review the requirements that pertain to their industries and companies to ensure compliance. This article is the fifth article in my series of articles of employment audits to start out 2019.  Prior articles covered the hiring process, records retention practices, wage and hour considerations, and end of employment issues.    This article provides five reminders about a few of the training obligations facing California employers: 1. Employers with 5 or more employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees (even nonsupervisory employees) by January 1, 2020.  SB 1343 is a bill that was…

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