“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
In September, the California legislature added to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA prohibits workplace harassment, but now the law requires employers with five or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees, expands employer liability for workplace harassment, and prevents employers from exercising previously legal agreements related to sexual harassment and other unlawful acts.
Any of BenefitCorp’s California employers should either have a plan to integrate these new laws into their Human Resource Departments or have a BenefitCorp consultant do an audit to ensure compliance. The inspection includes making sure that each supervisor has at least two hours of sexual harassment training and each non-supervisor employed has at least one hour of sexual harassment training annually.
If you are not a current client of BenefitCorp and are unsure of your compliance or need planning before the January 1, 2019 deadline, contact BenefitCorp here.