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06 Oct

October 2020: Increased Requirements for Minors in the Entertainment Industry

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What happened?
On September 25, 2020, Governor Newsom passed AB 3175, which amends a labor code to increase requirements before a minor’s sexual harassment prevention training is considered complete.

What are the details?
AB 3175 amends Labor Code section 1700.52 regarding sexual harassment prevention training requirements of age-eligible minors prior to the issuance of entertainment work permits. Prior to the issuance of an entertainment work permit to a minor, existing law requires the parent or legal guardian of the minor and the age-eligible minors to receive and complete training in sexual harassment prevention, retaliation, and reporting resources. Additionally, existing law requires the training to be in a language understood by that person.

AB 3175 instead requires that the parent or legal guardian ensure that sexual harassment training, as made available online by the department, be completed by the age-eligible minor, as defined, accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. The bill makes it mandatory that the parent or legal guardian certify to the Labor Commissioner that the training has been completed.

The full text of AB 3175 can be found here.

An article summarizing the bill can be found here.

What do employers need to do?
Employers in the entertainment industry should update their training policies in order to accommodate this new requirement.