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Hold Your Horses: California Extends Deadline For Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

In 2018, California passed a law that greatly expanded sexual harassment training requirements for employers (see here). Under the law, employers of as few as five people must provide two hours of interactive sexual harassment training to their supervisors and one hour to all non-supervisory employees. The training was to have been completed by January 1, 2020.  Just before Labor Day, California Governor Gavin Newsom gave employers a welcome reprieve by extending the deadline to comply with the new training requirements by a year – to January 1, 2021. The bill signed by the Governor that extended the deadline also confirms that those employees who received sexual harassment training in 2019 need not be re-trained again for two years.

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Jeremy Mittman, Mitchell Silberberg Law Firm, Labor and Employment, Litigation Attorney, Los Angeles

Jeremy Mittman represents management in litigation of employment-related matters, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as state and federal wage and hour claims. Jeremy regularly counsels clients on compliance with employment-related laws and on enforcing personnel policies and procedures. Jeremy has extensive experience representing employers in a variety of industries such as financial services, security services, and numerous entertainment and media companies. In addition, Jeremy works with clients on multi-country HR projects involving...

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Legal Expertise

Represents management in a variety of labor and employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour.  Defends employers in administrative, single plaintiff, and class action claims.  Counsels clients regarding various employment-related issues, including evaluating personnel policies and payment practices. 

Representative Matters

  • First-chaired defense of car wash company in a purported wage and hour class action.  The matter settled on favorable terms.

  • Member of team defending multiple major television production studios and networks in nationwide class actions alleging age discrimination in the hiring of television writers.

  • Advised clients on a variety of disciple and personnel policy-related issues.

Other CareerExperience

  • Extern to Hon. Jan P. Patterson, Third Court of Appeals, Austin, TX, 2001

  • Directors Guild of America
    Administrator, Signatories and Reports Compliance