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Syntrio’s 2-hour online training programs are designed to meet the AB 1825 training requirements as follows:Requirement: Training must be developed by a “qualified” trainer. Three categories of persons are qualified to deliver AB 1825-compliant training:
Syntrio's Solution: Syntrio’s video-based program is a collaboration between Syntrio and CA-based Paul Hastings, a leading international law firm with one of the largest employment law practices in the U.S.
Requirement: Training can be classroom training, web-based seminars, called “webinars,” or online, computer-based training, called e-learning. The regulations describe e-learning as individualized, interactive, computer-based training created by a trainer and an instructional designer.
Syntrio's Solution: For more than a decade, Syntrio’s has developed high quality, online business and compliance training programs and tracking systems. Our more than 100 “off-the-shelf” programs are developed and maintained by a team of experts including subject matter experts (SMEs), instructional designers, web designers, technologists, software testers, and implementation specialists. Our 2-hour harassment prevention programs bring together Syntrio’s expertise in online instructional design and courseware development with the legal expertise of our partner law firms. The end result: a state-of-the-art learning experience delivered and tracked effortlessly.
Requirement: Managers and supervisors must receive two hours of sexual harassment prevention training every two years using either an “individual” or a “training year” tracking method.
Syntrio's Solution: Syntrio’s online training programs are delivered and tracked in the Syntrio LMS (or any other standards conforming LMS). The Syntrio LMS stores completion dates, time spent, and mastery test scores (if desired). Its robust assignment and reporting features (eg. AB 1825 Compliance Report) make it easy to manage retraining requirements using either tracking method and completion certificates are created automatically.
Requirement: Training must be:
Requirement: Online training must provide a hyperlink or directions on how to contact a live trainer available to answer questions within two business days.
Syntrio's Solution: The “Ask Mentor” feature within each course allows organizations to designate a person internally to respond to questions. Supervisors can easily send questions concerning the course or subject material to that person via e-mail by accessing a link displayed prominently on the main menu.
Detailed contact information is also displayed at the end of each section.
Requirement: Online training must take the manager or supervisor no less than two hours to complete.
Syntrio's Solution: Syntrio’s 2-hour harassment prevention programs include audio and/or video content designed to take a full two hours to complete. To ensure that supervisors do not speed the course, each section is also equipped with a cumulative “timer.” Anyone who is advancing through the course too quickly will be stopped and directed to review content or supplemental resources. Once on pace, the course automatically refreshes and allows the user to proceed.
Requirement: Training must include the following:
Syntrio's Solution: Syntrio’s 2-hour harassment prevention programs are designed to meet the AB 1825 statutory requirements and cover all required subjects. Our programs are practical in nature with emphasis on the following:
1) Teaching supervisors to recognize and refrain from behaviors that could create or contribute to sexual harassment or other illegal conduct
2) Ensuring supervisors know how to effectively respond to (and prevent) harassment incidents
Requirement: Training must include the essential elements of an anti-harassment policy and how to utilize it if a harassment complaint is filed. The regulations also require that “either the employer’s policy or a sample policy shall be provided to the supervisors. Regardless of whether the employer’s policy is used as part of the training, the employer shall give each supervisor a copy of its anti-harassment policy and require each supervisor to read and to acknowledge receipt of that policy.
Syntrio's Solution: Syntrio’s harassment prevention training programs allow clients to easily incorporate the organization’s anti-harassment policies and procedures within the content of the course. Supervisors are required to review the policy and acknowledge receipt and understanding of it before completing the course. Throughout each course, supervisors are instructed about the importance of reporting incidents and seeking assistance from HR or management whenever issues related to harassment arise.
Requirement (Discretionary): Training may (but is not required to) provide a definition of and train about other forms of harassment covered by the FEHA and discuss how harassment of an employee can cover more than one basis.
Syntrio's Solution: Syntrio’s 2-hour harassment prevention programs focus on sexual harassment but also cover other types of discriminatory harassment including examples of how harassment can cover more than one basis (e.g. sex and national origin). Each course also discusses other forms of employment discrimination and prohibitions against retaliation.
While designed specifically to meet the requirements of AB 1825, Syntrio’s 2- hour harassment prevention programs are not CA-specific and comply with federal and state laws across the nation. It is well established by the EEOC and case law that broad-based, universal training on harassment and discrimination is necessary for employers. Syntrio’s 2-hour harassment prevention program (with or without timer) should be provided to supervisors and managers throughout the organization to ensure universal, uniform training. Syntrio also offers corresponding employee-oriented harassment prevention training.