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State-Mandated Harassment Training
Several states and localities have mandated employers conduct annual workplace harassment prevention training.
Review Your State's Requirements Below

CALIFORNIA

Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2019

 

Employers Affected: Employers with 5+ employees, including temporary or seasonal workers.

 

Employers must provide two hours of sexual harassment training to all employees with supervisor duties and one hour of training to all employees without supervisor duties by Jan. 1, 2021, and once every two years after that.

CONNECTICUT

Effective Date: Oct. 1, 2019

 

Employers Affected: Employers with 3+ employees.

 

Employers must provide at least two hours of training to all employees by Oct. 1, 2020 or within six months of hiring thereafter.

DELAWARE

Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2019

 

Employers Affected: Employers with 50+ employees in Delaware.

 

Employers must train new employees within a year of their start date and every two years after that in addition to training current employees before Jan. 1, 2020.

ILLINOIS

Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2020

 

Employers Affected: Employers with 15+ employees.

 

The Department of Human Rights will develop and adopt a sexual harassment training program, which all employers will use, unless they establish another that "equals or exceeds the minimum standards provided by the model." Employers must provide this training at least once a year.

MAINE

Effective Date: Nov. 1, 2017

 

Employers Affected: Employers with 15+ employees.

 

Employers must use a checklist developed by the Maine Department of Labor in developing the sexual harassment training program they must use to train every employee within one year of his or her start date.

NEW YORK

Effective Date: Apr. 12, 2018

 

Employers Affected: All employers.

 

Employers must provide employees an annual, interactive sexual harassment training by Oct. 9, 2019. The training needs to include an explanation of sexual harassment, examples of conduct that amounts to sexual harassment and the ways employees can report sexual harassment.

 

New York City

 

Effective Date: April 1, 2019

 

Employers Affected: Employers with 15+ employees.

 

Employers must train any employee within 90 days of their hiring. The law outlines what training must cover, which includes an explanation of sexual harassment, the employer's complaint process, bystander intervention, and the responsibilities of supervisors and managers.

We Can Help

Southland Data Processing's Harassment Prevention Training Program keeps you compliant with state laws while reducing your risk exposure and improving company culture. All from within your SDP Connect Portal!

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