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Harassment Training Requirements by State

Employer responsibilities for workplace harassment training An employer is responsible for taking reasonable steps to ensure their employees’ safety and well-being. Employers must comply with federal laws when they hire employees. These include things like minimum wage requirements, overtime pay rules, workers’ compensation coverage, health insurance benefits for part-time employees, and more. When it comes …

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What impact does sensitivity training have on sexual harassment in the workplace?

In the age of #MeToo, where victims’ stories have been amplified across media platforms, there is a growing pressure on organizations to shore up liability protection and reinforce company culture through harassment prevention training. But the parade of high-profile media coverage doesn’t always come with actionable advice. How do we make good on the evolving …

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How to create a harassment-free workplace culture

What is workplace sexual harassment? The Merriam-Webster definition of sexual harassment is “uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature especially by a person in authority toward a subordinate “. In practical terms, sexual harassment refers to any unwanted attention, physical or verbal, of a sexual nature. This can include persistent sexual …

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How to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace as a manager

How to Handle Sexual Harassment in the Workplace As a workplace manager in this day and age, navigating the nuances of regulatory, cultural and ethical concerns is challenging. Among the most challenging issues, sexual harassment stands out as one of the most challenging.  The handling of workplace harassment as a manager is critical for a …

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What is hostile environment sexual harassment?

With the advent of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, several key aspects of illegal harassment were defined, greatly expanding protections under federal law. Characteristics such as race, color, religion, sex, and national origin were legally sheltered against harassment by the text of Title VII. Specifically defined within this law are two …

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The Essential Checklist for HR Compliance

The Essential Checklist for HR Compliance

In the ever-evolving world of employer regulations, maintaining legal compliance is crucial for organizations of all sizes. Human resources compliance refers to the adherence to the various laws, regulations, and best practices that govern human resources management.  Ensuring compliance not only safeguards employees’ rights but also helps create a fair and safe work environment while …

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CA Anti Harassment Training Requirements.

CA Anti Harassment Training Requirements

Is harassment training required by law in California? Yes, according to California Government Code 12950.1, all California employers of five or more employees must provide training regarding sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention. What are the California harassment training requirements?  California law requires all companies employing five or more people to provide abusive conduct prevention …

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What is abusive conduct in the workplace?

What is abusive conduct? When discussing abusive conduct in the workplace, it is important to first define what constitutes abusive conduct, and what does not. Abusive conduct can be defined as any type of unwarranted behavior or unjustified aggression that is intended to harass, coerce, demean, humiliate, intimidate, or threaten another individual. It may include threatening …

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How to report sexual harassment in California

Despite progress made in recent decades, sexual harassment continues to be a major issue in the American workforce. Harassment numbers in California are no exception. A recent University of California San Diego School of Medicine study found California “incidences of sexual harassment are 5 percent higher for women and 10 percent higher for men than …

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