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post »California’s Anti-Bullying Statute – What is the Effect of Non-Compliance?

May 27 2015, 4:35 pm

Bruce’s Summary: With the new “anti-bullying” law having gone into effect the first of the year, what does it mean from a layman’s terms? Simply in my view the law requires employers now to provide specific training and education for their supervisors regarding abusive conduct (bullying). The law it appears was passed in the form of an amendment to an existing workplace training and education provision in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) for those employers with 50 or more employees. Employers according to the article can add this additional training to their existing two hour supervisor sexual harassment training they already deliver today in meeting FEHA requirements. Best HR Practices would indicate to incorporate the new requirements into their existing program sooner than later. All the existing legal requirements are outlined and is a good litmus test to ensure employers are following all their legal requirements. — “None of the information contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor are Calvin Associates consultants engaged to offer legal advice. If there is a need for legal advice, please contact and seek the advice of independent legal counsel.”