Deadline extended for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill (SB) 778 Effective immediately, this bill extends the deadline for employers with five or more employees to provide anti-harassment training by one year -- from January 1, 2020 until January 1, 2021.


As an employer and valued member of Harbor Dental Society, Harbor has negotiated a 20% discount for you and your team,  as the newest Member Benefit, offering mandatory sexual harassment prevention training online to be in compliance with the law before Jan 1, 2021 which is required if you have 5 or more employees, and note independent contractors are included in that count. 


With the online training via the CalChamber, you as a Harbor member, will receive a customizable Harassment,  discrimination,  retaliation policy with a helpful Policy Checklist, FAQ sheet, #RespectWorks Poster for the office.  After proof of completion of the online training is submitted to the Dental Society, Harbor will send you these essential resources along with the CE credits for completing the online training.


With the extension, employers who trained their employees in 2018 can provide subsequent training in 2020 while still complying with the deadline. Additionally, employers who train their employees in 2019 are not required to provide more training until 2021 and every two years thereafter.

Employers should take note this extension does not apply to the training requirement that employers provide for seasonal, temporary or other employees hired to work for less than six months within 30 calendar days after the hire date or within 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first. In lieu of training, employers may obtain a copy of a temporary employee’s current certificate of prior training and track training from that date.

To access the priority member discount code, login to the members-only section of the Harbor website.  If you need assistance contact Harbor's office at 562.595.6303 or email: Janet@Harbordentalsociety.org.



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