False Hope – SB 778 Does Not Apply
You may have heard that SB 778, which Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed, would provide some relief on the deadline for sexual harassment training compliance as required by SB 1343. Unfortunately, SB 778 does not apply to the private security industry. Classified as temporary service employers, private patrol operators must be in compliance with SB 1343 by providing sexual harassment training to all employees by January 1, 2020.
SB1343 requires employers with 5 or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees. Supervisory employees must be provided with 2 hours of training every 2 years and nonsupervisory employees must be provided with 1 hour of training every 2 years. The law requires that the training be interactive and provided by facilitators who have knowledge of and expertise in harassment, discrimination and retaliation. CALSAGA offers online training that satisfies all of the requirements of SB 1343.
Please remember that training is specific to the company. Even if you hire an individual who has received sexual harassment training from a previous employer, the individual must be trained at your company within 30 days of hire or within 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first.