BLR News

12/20/2005

New Training Kit from Business & Legal Reports Inc. Helps Companies Comply

December 20, 2005 – A very big deadline for the California’s employers is almost here, and many employers are scrambling to comply these new sexual harassment training requirements. The new California law (GC Section 12950.1) requires all public or private employers that regularly employ 50 or more individuals to train all supervisors in sexual harassment prevention – by January 1, 2006.

Fortunately BLR has just released its California Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment PowerPoint® Kit that makes it easy to deliver mandated training. This new kit has a complete training meeting that explains the Federal and California laws and discusses types of sexual harassment—tangible employment action and hostile environment —including realistic examples of each. The training meeting includes 43 PowerPoint slides plus 20 copies of an illustrated 44 page Pocket Guide.

Under the recently enacted sexual harassment laws employers must provide two hours of sexual harassment training every two years to all supervisors. The training must consist of classroom or other "effective interactive" training. It must offer practical guidance on federal and state requirements on sexual harassment prohibitions, prevention, correction, and remedies for victims – along with practical examples of how to prevent harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

Bob Brady, President of BLR, commented on the new kit: “We are pleased to be able to offer such a simple and effective training vehicle to help California employers meet their new training requirements. With its interactive training features this kit will help supervisors understand and comply with all California sexual harassment training requirements.”

To help employers understand the new rules BLR’s HR compliance editors have put together a practical report that summarizes the new sexual harassment rules in plain-English. The paper may be read at http://hr.blr.com/display.cfm?id=17148&source=PRS&effort=78 Employers may receive a free copy of the kit’s 44 page employee training pocket guide, California Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment, by calling 1 800 727-5257.

About BLR
Based in Old Saybrook, Conn., BLR publishes books, newsletters, and Web products serving professionals in human resources, compensation safety, and environmental management. For a free catalog call 1-800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

Contacts:
BLR: John Brady
860-510-0100 x159