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17 May

May 2021: Connecticut Sexual Harassment Training Deadline Extended to May 20, 2021

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What happened?
The Connecticut October 1, 2020 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training deadline has been extended to May 20, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Executive Order outlining date change). This legislation establishes new rules and requirements regarding sexual harassment training and education.  

What are the details?
The provisions and requirements, which apply to employers who have three or more employees, include the following:

  • Employers will be required to provide to a new employee a copy of the information regarding the illegality of sexual harassment and remedies available to victims.
  • Employers must provide all existing employees with two hours of training by May 20, 2021.
  • Employers must provide two hours of training and education to new employees hired on or after May 20, 2021, within six months of their start date.
  • Employers must provide periodic supplemental training no less than every 10 years.

What do employers need to do?
Employers must provide training:

  • The Time’s Up Act requires the agency to develop an online training and education video and to make that available to employers at no cost. The training can be viewed at the following website

Information to be provided to new and existing employees:

 

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