New California Employer Anti-Bullying Training Required January 2015

california-43750_1280On September 9, 2014, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new bill requiring California employers to provide anti-bullying training to all supervisors/managers.  This new bill, AB-2053, goes into effect on January 1, 2015.

Current California law requires all employers with 50 or more employees to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment training to all supervisors/managers every two years.  Under the new bill, these same employers must “include prevention of abusive conduct as a component of the training.”

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8 Workplace Bully Personality Types

bully-655660_1280Workplace bullies have always been on the scene.  But they’re now being recognized as productivity killers and potential legal threats to employers.

Some researchers claim one in every three employees will experience bullying at work.  And the experts say bullying costs businesses more than $200 billion a year due to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism and high turnover.

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