Know The New California Sexual Harassment Training Regulations
October 1, 2019
Hosted by Candy Messer
There are new California sexual harassment training regulations. Do you conduct business in the state of California? If so, listen up! California businesses have a deadline of January 1, 2021, to instate new sexual harassment policies. The change to the policy includes a new requirement for sexual harassment training. California extends the compliance deadline for new harassment prevention training. As you may recall, effective January 1, 2019, SB 1343 mandated all employers with 5 or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by January 1, 2020. Supervisors are to receive interactive 2-hour training and non-supervisors interactive 1-hour training. The training must take place within 6 months of hire or promotion and every 2 years thereafter. With many concerns from the employer throughout this year to comply with this mandate, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 778 to extend the sexual harassment prevention training deadline to January 1, 2021.
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Candy Messer is President of Affordable Bookkeeping and Payroll Services. She offers entrepreneurs customized services to meet their varying needs including bookkeeping, payroll, QuickBooks consulting and bill pay services. With more than 20 years of experience, Candy understands the stresses business owners face. By removing the burden of the financial tasks, she gives them peace of mind and the freedom to do what they love.
Candy is co-author of “Business Success With Ease” released in 2013 and “Navigating Entrepreneurship” released in 2014 and was an expert writer for Today’s Innovative Woman and Thriving Women in Business magazines.
Candy was named 2010 Woman of the Year by the Peninsula ABWA, 2011 Entrepreneur Mom of the Year by Today’s Innovative Woman Magazine, and 2012 El Camino Foundation Distinguished Alumni. Affordable Bookkeeping and Payroll was named 2016 Small Business of the Year by the Torrance Chamber and Intuit’s (creator of QuickBooks software) 2016 Firm of the Future.
Candy also serves as President of the South Bay Business Women’s Association. She is married with two grown children, a grandson, and lives in California. When not running her company or the association, Candy enjoys reading, crocheting, logic puzzles and spending time with friends.