As we wrap up 2019, we’d like to thank you for visiting our blog. We hope it’s become a source of timely information and practical tips to help you navigate the world of workplace compliance, ethics and training. As we look forward to sharing more news and insights in 2020, here’s a list of our most-visited blog posts this year: Read On
The Center Square, December 23, 2019 – One of the hundreds of new laws taking effect next Wednesday in Illinois will require nearly all employees in the state to take harassment training and small businesses have been working to comply with the new requirement. The new law that takes effect Jan. 1 will put in place a requirement that employers require employees to complete harassment training. Restaurants have a different type of training requirement.
One of the most significant changes to state law is that discrimination only has to be “perceived,” said Andrew Rawson, co-founder of the training company Traliant.
Under the Illinois Human Rights Act, all employees have the right to employment that is free from unlawful discrimination or sexual harassment. Beginning in January, 2020, employers will have new obligations to keep sexual harassment out of the workplace. One of the biggest changes is a new requirement that employers provide sexual harassment training to all employees every year. Read On
Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training, today announced the availability of a Canadian edition of its award-winning Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training. The new course covers sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination and bystander intervention, and highlights federal protections against sexual harassment under the Canadian Human Rights Act, and provincial regulations in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Alberta.
Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry and fighting it has become a priority for the hotel and lodging industry and some lawmakers. A new law in California requires hotel and motel employers to train employees on human trafficking awareness by January 1, 2020, and then every two years.
Under Senate Bill 970, California hotels and motels must provide at least 20 minutes of interactive training and education on human trafficking awareness to all employees who are likely to interact or come into contact with traffickers or victims of human trafficking. The law applies to employees hired as of July 1, 2019. New hires must be trained within six months.