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Training and Development: California

Training and Development requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Adam W. G. Freed and Anthony J. Oncidi, Proskauer Rose LLP


  • Qualifying California employers must train their employees on issues of sexual harassment, safety and heat prevention. Training on other topics, such as discrimination, is also recommended. See Mandatory Training.
  • Training time must be paid under California law unless it is voluntary. See Wage and Hour Considerations.
  • Employees are deemed nonexempt while training for an exempt position. See Wage and Hour Considerations.