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15 Sep

September 2021 Connecticut HR Legal Updates

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Connecticut Makes Allowance for Some Training Portability

Update Applicable to:

All employers in Connecticut.

What happened?

On March 15, 2021, the Connecticut General Assembly amended the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA).

What are the details?

The amendments, effective October 1, 2021, include information on the training portability of training completed by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).

The amendment states that employers are released from their obligation to provide training to a new employee if the new employee has received in-person training provided by the CHRO or taken the CHRO’s online training while employed by a different employer within the two years preceding the date of hire.

Information on the amendment can be read here.

An article on the amendment can be read here.

What do employers need to do?

Employers should review the amendments to be aware of the portability of the sexual harassment trainings provided by the CHRO and the impact of this amendment to their training policies.