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California’s New Workplace Violence Prevention Law: July 1, 2024, Compliance Deadline—Are You Ready?

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The effective date of California’s Senate Bill 553 is fast approaching, and the law covers nearly every employer and every employment facility in California with the exception of healthcare facilities and other facilities governed by different legal standards, most remote workers, and businesses with fewer than 10 employees.

Whether you are based in California or operate a worksite in the state with more than 10 employees, compliance is mandatory. The requirements, set forth in SB 553, are detailed and complex, establishing rules for planning, logging, and record-keeping, as well as worker training, which will all be overseen and enforced by the California Occupational Safety and Health Act (“Cal/OSHA”).

Specifically, California employers must meet four broad categories of obligations that go into effect July 1, 2024, including:

  1. The creation of a workplace violence prevention plan.
  2. The creation of a workplace violence incident log.
  3. Training requirements.
  4. Recordkeeping requirements.

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