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AB 1825 Details

What is AB 1825?

AB 1825, (California Government Code 12950.1) mandates that employers who do business in California and employ 50 or more employees provide sexual harassment prevention training to supervisors located in California. On July 18, 2007, California's Office of Administrative Law approved regulations concerning AB 1825.

When did the regulations become effective?

The FEHC announced that the regulations will be effective as of August 17, 2007. Click here for a copy of the text of the regulations.

What about the employees we trained prior to August 17, 2007?

The regulations provide that training that an employer provided prior to the effective date in a good faith effort to comply with AB 1825 shall be considered in compliance.

What do the regulations address?

The regulations contain compliance requirements for the implementation, administration and content of the training.

What has to be covered in the training?

The regulations list required training content, including:

What supervisors are covered?

The regulations cover supervisors located in California.

Do I have to retrain supervisors?

Yes. The regulations require that employers provide training to supervisors every two years. The two years can be calculated in one of two ways.

Is e-learning an acceptable way of completing training?

Yes. The regulations specify that training may be accomplished through e-learning if it consists of individualized, interactive training.

Does the training have to include an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers?

Yes. E-learning training must provide a link or directions on how trainees may contact a "trainer" who can answer questions no more than two business days after the question is asked. The regulations contain specific criteria concerning the qualifications required to be considered a trainer.

HRTrain's "What Supervisors Need To Know About Discriminatory Harassment" contains required content and also fulfills such requirements as:

Additionally, "What Supervisors Need To Know About Discriminatory Harassment" affords your organization the unique opportunity to fulfill the regulations' requirement that training be provided every two years with refresher training that can include new scenarios to keep your employees engaged.