Sexual Harassment Prevention Regulations

ServSafe® Workplace Regulation UpdateS:
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

TRAINING REQUIRED:

CALIFORNIA
Who needs to be trained?: Supervisory employees and employees, if you have 5+ employees.
Training Hours: 2 hours for supervisory employees, 1 hour for non-supervisory employees.
Training Deadline(s): Employees must be trained within 6 months of hire. Supervisors must be trained within 6 months of assuming supervisory duties. 
Retraining Requirements: Bi-annually
ServSafe Acceptance: Yes.

CONNECTICUT
Who needs to be trained?: All supervisory employees for any size employer. Employees, if you employ 3+ employees. There is no difference in the state’s training content requirements for employees and supervisory employees. That is why we are offering one course for both supervisory employees and employees in Connecticut.
Training Hours: 2 hours
Training Deadline(s): Supervisory employees and Employees must be trained within 6 months of employment.
Retraining Requirements: Every 10 years. Any employee (including supervisor) trained since October 1, 2018 is exempt from being “retrained” a second time under the new laws.
Training Fines: $750 if you fail to train supervisory employees or employees.
ServSafe Acceptance: Yes.

DELAWARE
Who needs to be trained?: All employees, if you have 50+ employees.
Training Hours: None
Training Deadline(s): Within 1 year of employment. 
Retraining Requirements: Every 2 years.
ServSafe Acceptance: Yes.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Law will not be enforced until budget is provided
Who needs to be trained?: For anyone that employs tipped workers: employees, owners/operators, and supervisory employees.
Training Hours: None. Training for employees, owners/operators can be online or in person. Manager training only in person training is accepted.
Training Deadline(s): Within 90 days of hire. Effective July 1, 2019 per legislation. This date will change as this law has not gone into effect until budget is allocated.
Retraining Requirements: Every 2 years.
ServSafe Acceptance: No training programs are accepted yet.

ILLINOIS
Who needs to be trained?: All restaurant and bar employees.
Training Hours: None specified.
Training Deadline(s): Training must be completed once a year.
Retraining Requirements: Annually.
ServSafe Acceptance: Yes.

MAINE
Who needs to be trained?: Supervisory employees and employees, if you have 15+ employees.
Training Hours: None
Training Deadline(s): Within 1 year of hire and within 1 year of assumption of supervisory position.
Retraining Requirements: None
ServSafe Acceptance: Yes.

NEW YORK (State & City)
Who needs to be trained?:
State: All employees, including supervisory employees, for any size employer. There is no difference
in the state’s training content requirements for employees and supervisory employees. That is why
we are offering one course for both supervisory employees and employees in New York.
City: Supervisory employees and employees, if you have 15+ employee. Also any employees,
supervisory employees and independent contractors in other states that regularly visit or interact with
NYC employees.
Training Hours: None
Training Deadline(s): State: At the time of hiring and on an annual basis. City: At the time of hiring, and on an annual basis.
Retraining Requirements: Annually
ServSafe Workplace Acceptance: State: Yes. City: Yes.

WASHINGTON
Who needs to be trained?:  Every hotel, motel, retail, or security guard entity, or property services contractor, who employs an employee. Employee is defined as an individual who spends a majority of her or his working hours alone, or whose primary work responsibility involves working without another coworker present, and who is employed by an employer as a janitor, security guard, hotel or motel housekeeper, or room service attendant.
Training Hours: None specified in legislation.
Training Deadline(s): All employees, as defined above must receive this training at least once.
Retraining Requirements: None
ServSafe Acceptance: Yes.

 

TRAINING RECOMMENDED BY LEGISLATION:

COLORADO: Employers covered by the Colorado Fair Employment Practices Act are encouraged to conduct training.

MASSACHUSSETTS: All new employees and supervisors are encouraged to conduct training within first year of employment and within one year of assuming supervisory responsibilities.

RHODE ISLAND: Employers with 50 more employees are encouraged to conduct training within one year of employment for new employees and within one year of assuming supervisory responsibilities.

VERMONT: All employers are encouraged to conduct training within first year of employment and within one year of assuming supervisory responsibilities.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies - for any employer with 15+ employees. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recommends training:

Alabama Michigan Oregon
Alaska Minnesota Pennsylvania
Arizona Mississippi South Carolina
Arkansas Missouri South Dakota
Florida Montana Tennessee
Georgia Nebraska Texas
Hawaii Nevada Utah
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Iowa New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Kansas North Carolina Wisconsin
Kentucky North Dakota Wyoming
Louisiana Ohio  
Maryland Oklahoma  

 

 

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