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Are you prepared for the New Laws Impacting the Workplace

With every New Year comes new laws and changes to state and Federal forms.  Though many new laws are state specific and might not impact you, it is always a good idea to keep an eye open on what’s out there as they soon may be in a state near you.  California is usually the frontrunner (whether you view that as good or bad) in workplace laws. Spurred by the #MeToo movement, in 2018, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed eight bills aimed at preventing sexual and other forms of harassment in the workplace. 

According to law SB1343, starting on January 1st, all employers with five or more employees (formerly this number was 50 employees) must provide two hours of training to supervisors and one hour to all other employees within six months of hire and/or promotion to a supervisor role, and every two years thereafter.  Seasonal employees must also be trained within their first 30 days or 100 hours. 

Fortunately, this training can be online which might ease the burden for service industry and decentralized companies who might not have the appropriate means to offer training within the appropriate amount of time and who are constantly hiring.

For companies who do need to offer these trainings, especially the ones on a frequent basis, they should become a standard part of the onboarding process.  From filling out a W-4 to learning how to work the cash register and to watching training on sexual harassment, these should all become standard new hire paperwork and training.  The easiest way to manage it all is through a paperless onboarding system that easily leads the new hire through needed new hire paperwork.  With a platform in place, paperwork and training completion can easily be distributed, monitored, and digitally completed.

Whether your business is in California or not, automating the onboarding and training process is critical to business and compliance success.  See a demo to learn more about how talentReef can help streamline and speed up the onboarding process for your business.

Abby Sandbach

Vice President of Marketing

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