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SB-1223 Construction industry: discrimination and harassment prevention policy.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Chapter 4.3 (commencing with Section 107.5) is added to Division 1 of the Labor Code, to read:

CHAPTER  4.3. Discrimination and harassment prevention in construction industry
107.5.
 (a) The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement shall develop recommendations for an industry-specific harassment and discrimination prevention policy and training standard for use by employers in the construction industry. For purposes of this subdivision, “in the construction industry” means performing work associated with construction, including work involving alteration, demolition, building, excavation, renovation, remodeling, maintenance, improvement, repair work, and any other work as described by Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code. The training standard shall focus on preventing harassment and discrimination in the construction industry on the basis of sex, race, and national origin, in addition to the other categories protected under Section 12940 of the Government Code.
(b) To assist in developing this standard, the Director of Industrial Relations shall convene an advisory committee to recommend minimum standards for a harassment and discrimination prevention policy and training program specific to the construction industry. The advisory committee shall be composed of representatives from recognized or certified collective bargaining agents that represent construction workers, construction industry employers or employer associations, labor-management groups in the construction industry, nonprofit organizations that represent women in the construction industry, and other related subject matter experts, and shall also include representatives of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The director shall convene the advisory committee no later than March 1, 2019. The advisory committee shall consider the requirements of Section 12950.1 of the Government Code when developing the recommended minimum standard.
(c) The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement shall provide a report to the Legislature by no later than January 1, 2020, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, with recommendations for an industry-specific harassment and discrimination prevention policy and training standard for use by employers in the construction industry and recommendations for legislative implementation of such a standard.