New California law mandates sexual harassment training for local officials

December 06, 2016 0 COMMENTS

by Beth Kahn and Sigalit Shoghi
Morris Polich & Purdy LLP

Changes to California’s law requiring sexual harassment training for supervisory employees will go into effect on January 1, 2017, clearing up ambiguity about whether elected city officials are required to take sexual harassment prevention training and education courses already mandated for private-sector supervisors.

Assembly Bill 1661 requires that “local agency officials” (defined as any member of a local agency legislative body and any elected local agency official) receive sexual harassment prevention training and education if the local agency pays them any type of compensation, salary, or stipend.

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Top 10 List: Why Supervisors Do NOT Need Basic Legal Training

May 26, 2010 1 COMMENTS

Please don’t read this list literally! Vermont employment law attorney Jeffrey Nolan with Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew had his tongue firmly planted in cheek when he first shared this list with listeners during a national audio presentation on performance evaluations earlier today.

Conference attendees asked us to send them a copy, and we thought you’d enjoy seeing it, too. So, with apologies to David Letterman, here is Jeff’s “totally sarcastic” top 10 list of reasons why employers should NOT do comprehensive legal issues training for supervisors. Drumroll, please!

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