The following notice is provided courtesy of the Ventura County Agriculture Association.
Existing law effective as of January 1, 2019, requires that by January 1, 2020, an employer with five or more employees must provide at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees and at least one hour of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all non-supervisory employees in California within six months of their assumption of a job position. Existing law also specifies that an employer who has provided this training to an employee after January 1, 2019, is not required to provide sexual harassment training and education by the January 1, 2020, deadline.
SB 778 which passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and now awaits a vote on the Assembly floor, is likely to change these dates. According to the bill, it would require an employer with five or more employees to provide the above-training and education by January 1, 2021, and thereafter once every two years. This bill would also require new non-supervisory employees to be provided the training within six months of hire and new supervisory employees to be provided training within six months of the assumption of a supervisory position. The bill would specify that an employer who has provided this training and education in 2019, is not required to provide it again until two years thereafter.
SB 778 is expected to pass and be signed by the Governor later this summer.