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AB 1825 Sex Harassment Trainer

A free resource for California employers about the sexual harassment training law (AB 1825).

Waiting for Regulations

AB 1825 leaves a number of questions without clear answers, e.g.:
  • who needs to be trained (how do you determine who's a supervisor)?
  • which employers need to train (how do you determine who has enough workers)?
  • what kind of training is required?
  • who's qualified to provide training?
I've already listed some interpretations of legal experts; I'll offer mine in later posts. Of course, it's all guesses until we get the official regulations.

Where are the "official regulations"? The state agency responsible for explaining how to comply with AB 1825 is the Fair Employment & Housing Commission (FEHC). Until recently, the FEHC didn't have a quorum (there were only 3 of the 7 Commissioners appointed), so they couldn't act officially. However, Arnold recently appointed two FEHC Commissioners, thus creating a quorum.

So, will the FEHC issue regulations, or are regulations anathema to a Republican administration? I spoke with an FEHC official, and he confirmed that the employer community has been calling for clarification, and the administration will likely want to help them out.

My guess is that the FEHC will propose regulations in the next 60 days, which will then be open to public comment, etc. I'd expect final rules the end of July.

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