Businesses that employ tipped employees in D.C. will soon be required to provide sexual harassment training to all employees. Additionally, owners and operators of covered businesses must take sexual harassment training.
This training requirement was initially established by the DC Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018 (the 2018 Act), but the 2018 Act’s implementation was contingent on budgetary authorization. However, the DC Council recently enacted the Tipped Workers Fairness Clarification Amendment Act of 2020 (the 2020 Amendment), which repealed the budgetary conditions. Under the 2020 Amendment, the law enacting the training requirements became effective December 3, 2020.
Under the amended law, the Office of Human Rights or its designee must provide an approved course or certify a list of approved training providers. Once the Office issues an approved course or list of approved training providers, employers must begin training new employees within 90 days of hire.
Clear Law Institute has provided answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below to help organizations prepare for these new legal requirements in DC. Clear Law will continue to report on future developments and will update these FAQs as new information becomes available.