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Bullying prevention training to become mandatory in California

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In a few short weeks, California employers with 50 or more em­­ployees must change their training programs to include new material. Effective Jan. 1, anti-bullying training is mandatory for covered employers thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on A.B. 2053 back in September.

Now is the time to revise your existing anti-harassment training ­program to include bullying.

Existing training mandate

California already requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide two hours of sexual harassment training to all supervisors within their first six months on the job. After that, they must receive follow-up refresher harassment-prevention training at least every two years.

What’s covered in that instruction and who must provide it? For starters, employers can’t just designate someone as the trainer and hand over some training materials. Instructors themselves must be trained before they can train others.

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