Mandated Sexual Harassment Training Requirements by State
The past two years were filled with new legislation your HR team needs to be aware of. Thanks to the #MeToo movement and some very attentive policy makers, these past two legislative sessions have been characterized by bills focused on curtailing hostile workplace issues with state-mandated sexual harassment training requirements. California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, and New York State all have new compliance training laws.
Many states are ramping up their workplace training mandates, each with varying levels of required training. This is a one page tip sheet that gives you information on the training requirements for those states. Additionally, California’s Harassment Training requirements have new flexible training polices in place. Founder and CEO of Emtrain, Janine Yancey, has been sharing her practical guidance and lessons learned with lawmakers and regulators and presented to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC). You can read more about how Janine advocated for a change in regulations to allow California employers the opportunity to meet the sexual harassment prevention training requirements with shorter training courses (read more here).
This tip sheet provides details about training deadlines, who needs training, how much training employees need and how often, specific rules for new hires, and some other requirements. If you have employees in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, New York, and New York State then use this tip sheet at a quick reference to determine when to provide sexual harassment prevention training to your team.