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New Role for HR: Mandatory Reporter

In Episode 105 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Bianca Saad remind employers about meeting California’s harassment prevention training mandate and discuss AB 1963, a new mandatory reporting requirement that applies to employers who employ minors and have five or more employees.

Harassment Prevention Training

Before delving into the new requirements set forth by AB 1963, Frank reminds podcast listeners that a pretty big deadline recently passed in California. Employers with five or more employees must have provided harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention training to their workers by January 1 of this year.

If an employer has not provided their employees with training, it is still better to be late than never, and employers should provide the training as quickly as they can, Roberts says. Not providing training may be used against an employer in the event that a harassment claim is filed by an employee.

“So, get that training in now even though you’re late,” he urges.

The mandate also requires that training is provided to all new or promoted employees within 6 months of hire or promotion.  Read More

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