Legal Updates

Legal Update Memo No. 12-2019 – SB 778 Extends Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Deadline by One Year (CCD)

As previously referenced in our Legal Update 16-2018, Senate Bill (“SB”) 1343 required private employers (with five or more employees) and public employers such as, but not limited to, school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and community college districts to provide training on sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention to all staff. The training must include at least two hours of effective interactive training for supervisors and at least one hour of effective interactive training for non-supervisors. SB 1343 required the training to be provided by January 1, 2020, and every two years after.

Legal Update Memo No. 24-2019 – SB 778 Extends Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Deadline by One Year (K-12)

As previously referenced in our Legal Update 38-2018, Senate Bill (“SB”) 1343 required private employers (with five or more employees) and public employers such as, but not limited to, school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and community college districts to provide training on sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention to all staff. The training must include at least two hours of effective interactive training for supervisors and at least one hour of effective interactive training for non-supervisors. SB 1343 required the training to be provided by January 1, 2020, and every two years after.

Legal Update Memo No. 23-2019 – New Laws Regarding Medical Immunization Waivers (K-12)

Two bills approved by the Governor and signed into law on September 9, 2019, will affect students with current or future medical immunization waivers

Legal Update Memo No. 22-2019 – AB 419 – Discipline for Student Disruption & Defiance Limited (K-12)

On September 9, 2019, the Governor approved Senate Bill (“SB”) 419, which further limits school administrators on the use of Education Code § 48900(k) for student disruption and defiance.

Legal Update Memo No. 21-2019 – AB 272 – Student Use of Smartphone (K-12)

On July 1, 2019, the Governor approved Assembly Bill (“AB”) 272, which effective January 1, 2020, provides school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools with explicit authority to limit or prohibit the use of smartphones by students (with some exceptions) while the students are at a schoolsite or under the supervision and control of an employee.

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