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AB-2079 Janitorial workers: sexual violence and harassment prevention training.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/07/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2079


Introduced by Assembly Member Gonzalez Fletcher

February 07, 2018


An act to amend Section 1429.5 of the Labor Code, relating to employment.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2079, as introduced, Gonzalez Fletcher. Janitorial workers: sexual violence and harassment prevention training.
Existing law establishes the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement within the Department of Industrial Relations. Existing law establishes certain protections for janitorial workers, including a requirement that the division, by January 1, 2019, establish a biennial in-person sexual violence and harassment prevention training requirement for certain employees and employers with the assistance of a prescribed advisory committee to be convened by the Director of Industrial Relations.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to those training requirement provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1429.5 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1429.5.
 The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement shall establish a biennial in-person sexual violence and harassment prevention training requirement for employees and employers covered by this part by January 1, 2019. To assist in developing these standards, the director shall convene an advisory committee to recommend requirements for a sexual harassment prevention training program. The advisory committee shall be composed of representatives of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and shall also include representatives from a recognized or certified collective bargaining agent that represents janitorial workers, employers, labor-management groups in the janitorial industry, sexual assault victims advocacy groups, and other related subject matter experts. The director shall convene the advisory committee no later than on or before July 1, 2017. The advisory committee shall consider the requirements of Section 12950.1 of the Government Code when developing the recommended standard. The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement shall propose the requirements for the sexual violence and harassment prevention training requirement no later than January 1, 2018.