EMPLOYMENT LAW: New California Employment Notices Required to be Posted in Your Business


The standard postings that most employers purchase do not include two critical notifications, required under new California laws. The first posting pertains to the Prevention of Human Trafficking and the second is the Transgender Rights poster. Both the posters are available on Poole Shaffery ’s website at: www.pooleshaffery.com/scv-bj.

The first poster – Prevention of Human Trafficking - is required pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 1193. An employer who fails to display this required poster is liable for a civil penalty of $500 for the first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense. The second required poster is regarding Transgender Rights and is required pursuant to SB396. Failure to display the Transgender Rights poster can lead to action by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, including obtaining a court order requiring compliance. It is recommended that employers immediately place both posters in the same location as their other required 2018 California and Federal Employment Notices

Harassment prevention compliance has become a hot topic in light of the recent #metoo and “Time’s Up” movements. California law requires employers of 50 or more employees to provide harassment prevention training to all supervisory employees every two (2) years. All employers in California also have an affirmative duty under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to take all reasonable steps to prevent harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in the workplace, which would include providing such preventative training sessions.

Poole Shaffery provides on-site harassment prevention trainings which comply with both AB1825 (Training for Supervisors/Managers) and AB2053 (Training regarding abusive conduct). These trainings are enlightening and informative and cover:

  • What qualifies as harassment in the workplace;
  • The scope of liability for employers and employees alike;
  • Strategies to prevent harassment from occurring or recurring; and,
  • Best practices in workplace investigations.

For further information about the harassment training sessions provided by Poole Shaffery , please contact them directly at (661) 290-2991. If you missed our recent 2018 Employment Law Update live presentation, the entire presentation can be watched at https://tinyurl.com/y9gxktve.

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