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DFEH Online Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Available in Early 2020 – California Compliance

On November 21, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) updated their online Frequently Asked Questions about the new requirement for employers to train their employees on harassment prevention. The FAQ now indicates that the DFEH online training will be “available by early 2020”, instead of late 2019 as the FAQ previously stated.

Last year, SB 1343 was signed into law, which requires all California businesses with five or more employees, including temporary or seasonal employees, to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment training to all supervisory employees and at least one hour of sexual harassment training to all nonsupervisory employees by 2021.

To meet the new training requirements, employers may 1) develop their own training program, 2) utilize a third-party company that qualifies to provide the training under DFEH requirements, or 3) direct their employees to online training courses hosted on the DFEH’s website when they become available in early 2020. Note that OSHA Review is unable to provide this training because our program does not cover employment law and we are not considered to be a “qualified trainer” under the law.

For more information on employment law, and/or to ensure compliance with general employment requirements in California, please refer to your employment attorney or your human resources department.

Since 1992, OSHA Review, Inc. has provided dental professionals with comprehensive programs to support regulatory compliance and infection control. We are a registered continuing education provider in the state of California, specializing in Dental Practice Act, infection control, and OSHA training.

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