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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Janitorial Services Resumed

06 Feb

Update Applicable to:Effective date
All employers with at least 1 covered worker as defined in the lawBiannual – From January 1 through June 30 of every year or from July 1 through December 31

What happened?

The Labor Commissioner’s Office resumed the implementation of the Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention Training for Janitorial Service Providers, which was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

What are the details? 

  • Because the law mandates that the training must be done in person, this was not possible due to the restrictions enacted in California. 
  • Now that the restrictions have been lifted (since February 28, 2023), training “in person” as established in the law can resume. 
  • In person training resumed on January 1, 2024.
  • The list of qualified organizations is posted on this website as of January 1, 2024. 

Business Considerations 

  • Plan to resume the mandated training to avoid the law’s established non-compliance penalties. 
  • Clients who hire non-compliant janitorial employer services are also subjected to penalties, so it is a best practice to visit the above qualified organizations website to search for qualified trainers in your area. 


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