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Training and Development: Federal

Training and Development requirements by state

Author: Phillip B. Russell, Ogletree Deakins


  • Providing adequate training offers career development opportunities, improves communication within the organization and reduces any organization's exposure to workplace legal risks. See Workplace Training Benefits.
  • Employers must provide training according to certain applicable federal and state requirements. This training may include the following topics: safety and hazards; antiharassment; and requirements associated with government contractors. See Assessing Training Needs.
  • HR, supervisors and employees should attend training with respect to internal policies, procedures and diversity initiatives. See Training Methods.
  • An employer should conduct training program audits to ensure proper documentation practices with respect to training programs. See Training Program Audits.

State Requirements

The following states have additional requirements for this topic under applicable state law.

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