Stay Compliant and Create a Better Workplace with Justworks x EverFi

Posted September 17, 2018 by Justworks in Product Lab
Implementing a sexual harassment prevention training program for your employees is a best practice for any business. Now, with Justworks and EverFi, it’s easier than ever to do.

Your team is your company’s best asset. But they can only be the best if they’re taken care of and their safety is made a priority at work. By taking care of your team, you’ll take care of your business, getting one step closer to success, together.

There’s no place for harassment and discrimination in the workplace. We want to ensure it never happens at yours.

At Justworks, we believe that when organizations have strong policies against harassment that are clearly communicated and enforced throughout the organization, it helps employees feel safe at work.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Whether or not your company is required by law to do so, implementing a sexual harassment prevention policy and training program for your employees is best practice. It demonstrates your company’s commitment to maintaining a harassment-free workplace. This not only reduces the risk of legal claims, but also can boost employee morale and retention, and strengthens the overall health of your company.

We want to help you prevent discrimination so your employees can work fearlessly and your business can grow with confidence.

Introducing Free Compliance Training from EverFi

In November, 2018, all Justworks customers will have access to a suite of online harassment prevention and inclusion trainings — for free.

We’ve teamed up with EverFi, one of the leading education technology platforms, to provide all Justworks customers with courses designed to help promote a socially responsible and compliant workplace. Available to customers in every state, the offering will specifically allow employers in New York, California, Maine and Connecticut to meet sexual harassment prevention training requirements.

Free for all customers. Whether you’re legally required to or not, we’re here to support you with the tools you need to create a safe and inclusive workplace. At Justworks, we believe that training your team to prevent harassment and discrimination should be the standard for any business. That’s why we’re making online harassment and discrimination prevention courses available to all Justworks customers at no extra cost.

High-quality courses, thoughtfully curated. We’ve worked with EverFi to curate a selection of online courses that are most relevant for organizations looking to comply with sexual harassment prevention training requirements and promote a healthy work environment. In addition to state-mandated trainings, we’ve included online courses on diversity and inclusion, and managing bias to help you and your team encourage a safe and inclusive workplace.

What courses will be available?

In November, all customers will have access to the following trainings:

Harassment & Discrimination Prevention for Supervisors

Compliant with California’s AB 1825, AB 2053, and SB 396; New York State Labor Law Section §201-g; Connecticut’s CHRO Act; Maine’s Title 26 M.R.S.A. §807.

Will be compliant with New York City’s Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act and Delaware’s HB 360 by their respective effective dates.

This course trains supervisors to identify and eliminate workplace harassment and discrimination by helping them understand the law, and by demonstrating how to appropriately respond to misconduct. It helps supervisors build the skills necessary to recognize and respond to abusive behavior and other misconduct, microaggressions, and unconscious bias that may lead to workplace bullying, hostility, and reduced productivity and creativity. This course provides practical tips on creating a respectful, inclusive work environment, including safe and positive options for bystander intervention.

Harassment & Discrimination Prevention for Non-Supervisors

Compliant with Maine’s Title 26 M.R.S.A. §807; New York State Labor Law Section §201-g

Will be compliant with New York City’s Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act and Delaware’s HB 360 by their respective effective dates.

This course engages employees and raises their awareness about harassment and discrimination by explaining the law, and providing insight on how to appropriately respond to and report misconduct. It provides practical tips to help maintain a respectful, inclusive work environment, including safe and positive options for bystander intervention, using inclusive language, and avoiding microaggressions. Interactive exercises engage learners with realistic situations, scenarios, tasks, and model strategies for promoting a harassment- and discrimination-free workplace.

Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace

Explore the nature of diversity and provide practical strategies for workplace inclusion. Explore key concepts such as identity, power, privilege, and communication through the unique experiences of real people. By gaining a better appreciation for our shared experiences of difference, our shared expectations of respect, and our shared need to belong and feel appreciated, employees are encouraged to identify how they can create more inclusive and accepting workplaces.

Managing Bias

Understanding bias in the workplace is the first step to managing it. This course defines bias, describes how it affects the workplace, and encourages learners to use that knowledge to reduce the negative effects of bias. Employees will understand that biases can affect our actions, which can have real impacts on people, and that if left unchecked, biases can create unhealthy work environments that reinforce unjust practices.

Please note that Justworks will only be providing access to the above suite of trainings pertaining to harassment and discrimination prevention, inclusion, and managing bias in the workplace. No other trainings will be available through the online training courses provided by Justworks at this time. Justworks does not provide legal advice. Customers should consult with counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local requirements relating to training.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.