In 2018, California law extended the requirements for anti-harassment training to entrepreneurs with five or more employees and mandated that non-supervisors also receive such training, in addition to supervisors. The original deadline for the training settlement was January 1, 2020.

California’s current law requires entrepreneurs with five or more employees to provide an hour of mandatory sexual harassment training in California to nonsupervisory employees and and two hours of sexual-harassment-prevention training to supervisors and managers.

This interactive training must occur every two years and must include prevention of abusive conduct as a component, among several other topics required to be covered. In 2019, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation extending the deadline under California Government Code section 12950.1 for initial compliance to Jan. 1, 2021.

The amendment to the California Government Code also clarified that an employer that provided sexual-harassment-prevention training in 2019 is compliant with the training requirements and is not required to provide training again for two years.