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How Changes to California Mandated Reporter Law Impact Employers

As of January 1, 2021, an update to California's mandated reporting law will impact human resources employees and supervisors at organizations who hire teens throughout the state. Discover what this and other recent legislative changes mean for businesses in the state. California leads the nation with groundbreaking mandated reporting legislation. Currently, the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law, originally adopted in 1980, identifies certain individuals as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. It strongly encourages employers to provide their employees who are mandated reporters with training in these duties. Recent legislation has pushed to classify more individuals as mandated reporters and to require that more organizations offer training. Because of this, it's important for employers to stay abreast of these legislative updates and have a plan in place to ensure their team has the training they need. What California's Mandated Reporter Law Updates Mean For Your Employee Training Program AB 1963 - HR Departments & Supervisors The most recent update to California mandated reporter law, Assembly Bill (AB) 1963 goes into effect on January 1, 2021. This groundbreaking legislation will help protect ...
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How Organizations Can Respond to CA's New Mandated Reporter Law

On January 1, 2021, new California legislation will go into effect that makes human resources employees and some supervisors mandated reporters of child abuse. AB 1963 applies to companies that have more than 5 employees who employ minors. If one of your employees is a mandated reporter under this bill, your organization is required to provide them with training in their new duty. Previously, mandated reporters were primarily professionals working closely with young children -- teachers, daycare workers, nurses, etc. Now, however, organizations across nearly every industry will need to become familiar with the ins and outs of mandated reporting. This groundbreaking new law will help protect teens in the workplace in the state of California, but it may cause some headaches for businesses looking to navigate the situation. Because employers are required to provide training under AB 1963, it's important to find a quick, effective solution. What Your Organization Needs to Know About Complying With California's AB 1963 The Law Requires You to Provide Training Assembly Bill 1963 requires employers of the impacted human resources employees and supervisors to provide training on the ...
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