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Connecticut-Mandated Harassment Training

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Connecticut's New Law

In the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed, Public Acts 19-16 and 19-93, which together constitute the Time’s Up Act. These bills require most employers to provide two hours of interactive sexual harassment training and education, including information about federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims.

  • Employers with three or more employees (including part-time) must provide the training to all employees.
  • Employers with fewer than three employees (including part-time) must provide the training to employees with supervisory responsibilities.

Most libraries (or their parent entities) fall into one of these categories; therefore, most libraries must provide training.


In addition, employers are required to provide new employees with information regarding the illegality of sexual harassment and remedies available to victims. Learn more about how CLC can help with this requirement here.



CLC is here to help

Fortunately, CLC has made compliance easy!

  • We researched and found a great training program.
  • We negotiated a discount - because that's what we do.
  • We've also made it a snap for you to develop your own harassment policy using our free template - learn more here.

Expand the sections below for answers to your questions about the law, what you need to do to comply, how and why we selected our training provider, and how you can get a discount.




Who does this impact?

Libraries with three or more employees (including part-time employees) need to comply with this new legislation. Libraries with fewer than 3 employees (including part-time employees) must provide training to employees with supervisory responsibilities.


What do we have to do?

Employers have to provide two hours of training. It can be in-person, recorded video or online, but it must be interactive. Interactive is defined by the CT Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (CHRO) as “in a format that allows participants to ask questions and receive answers. For example, the training could include a live question and answer session at the end or it could provide a way for participants to submit questions and receive answers after the training within a reasonable time period.”


How much time do we have to comply?
  • For employers with 3 or more employees: All existing employees must complete harassment training by October 1, 2020. Any new employee has six months after their date of hire to complete harassment training.
  • For employers with fewer than 3 employees: Employees who are supervisors must receive training by October 1, 2020, unless they’ve been trained since October 1, 2018. Any supervisor hired after October 1, 2019 must receive training within six months of their hire date. Any employee moving from a non-supervisory to a supervisory position must be trained within 6 months of the change in status.


How often do we have to provide training?

Employers must provide periodic supplemental training not less than every ten years.




What options do we have for training?
  • The CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) offers a free two-hour online webinar/training. Information can be found here.
  • For organizations seeking more dynamic and interactive training, there are lots of in-person and online fee-based options available.
  • CLC spent a couple of months researching options for our own use, and found a low-cost solution that was not only compliant with Connecticut law, but also of a higher quality than other solutions, including the CHRO video.


What training does CLC recommend?

CLC recommends Common Ground Business: Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention," from Will Interactive.


Is there a discount?

Yes. We have negotiated a 10% discount on this training for CLC members, in addition to any volume discounts already offered. Cost: $23.94 – 34.20 per employee depending on how many licenses (one per employee) you purchase.


Is there a free demo?

Yes. To learn more or to access the free demo, click here.




Having all of your staff take two hours to participate in training is a big investment. At CLC, we felt it was important to provide training that our staff would more readily absorb and retain. We selected the Common Ground training because it is:

  • More than just sexual harassment training, this program achieves compliance for harassment, sexual harassment, and abusive conduct prevention training requirements in all 50 states.
  • It includes both a one-hour Fundamentals training for non-supervising employees and an Advanced Concepts training which fulfills supervisor training but we felt was applicable for all employees.
  • Shorter and/or customized versions of the Common Ground training are also available.
  • You can include your logo, policies, and HR contact information on the landing page/employee portal.
  • Common Ground has patented learning methodology with statistically proven results changing behavior.
  • It uses a variety of real-life scenarios, is interactive, and we found it kept our attention throughout.
  • Our staff says the training is “simple, specific and clear,” “more engaging than any of the other programs I’ve had to sit through over the years,” “a good mix of listening and watching short video clips instead of bullet points.”
  • This program is a two-time winner of “Best of eLearning Program of the Year.”
  • The program is both computer and mobile friendly.
  • It is available in English and Spanish.
  • You can purchase licenses and train staff as they are hired or promoted, and the licenses are valid for 1 year.
  • There is a learning management system for tracking, reporting, and generating completion certificates.

We thought some of you might also want to invest in a more comprehensive and dynamic training and could benefit from our research and negotiation of a discounted option.




How to order

To order "Common Ground" harassment training, please visit our members-only discounts page. You will need your CLC username and password.



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