Who is required to post the 2019 California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination & Harassment Peel ‘N Post™?
The law against workplace discrimination and harassment places several obligations on California employers. All employers, regardless of the number of employees, are covered by the harassment provisions of California law. All employers must develop a harassment, discrimination, and retaliation prevention policy and inform employees of the policy. (2 CCR § 11023) All employers are required to post the California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment posting created by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). (2 CCR § 11013) Additionally, all employers are required to distribute to employees the DFEH’s brochure on sexual harassment or an alternative writing that complies with Government Code section 12950. (2 CCR § 11023).
The law requiring California employers to provide sexual harassment prevention training to employees has expanded. Effective January 1, 2019, the law requires employers with 5 or more employees and all public entities to provide training for all employees regarding the prevention of sexual harassment, including harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Employees must provide each non-supervisory employee with one hour of such training and each supervisory employee with two hours of such training. Training must be provided within six months of assumption of employment. Employees must be trained during calendar year 2019, and, after January 1, 2020, training must be provided again every two years. The 2019 California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment posting has been revised to reflect the new training requirements.
Complete Your Compliance
This year, in addition to the revised California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment, employers must post the California 2019 Minimum Wage notice. To comply with posting requirements, employers have the option of posting:
- California 2019 Minimum Wage Peel ‘N Post™, and
- 2019 California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Peel ‘N Post™, or
- New California All-On-One Poster™, which includes both posting updates
California employers also need to also post the 2019 Industrial Wage Commission Order (“IWC”) poster applicable to their industry. Cal. Lab. Code § 1183(d). California IWCs are expected to release in early 2019.