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Navigating California’s New Workplace Violence Prevention Law

05.07.2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST

Starting July 1, California employers across all industries must have a written Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (“WVPP”) in place. The recently enacted SB 553 established this new requirement, along with mandatory employee training, initial and periodic workplace violence hazard inspections, and maintenance of a violent incident log and other related records.

On May 7th, join Sheppard Mullin attorney Bobby Foster as he presents a practical webinar guiding business owners, HR professionals, and other attorneys through the process of creating a workplace violence prevention plan and complying with the other requirements of SB 553. Richard J. Simmons and Robert K. Foster are the co-authors of Castle’s definitive employment law publication, the Employer’s Guide to Workplace Violence Prevention and Foster will be referencing it throughout the program. The Guide is the first go-to, one-stop book of its kind and includes updates violence prevention strategies and sample forms and policies.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of the new law’s requirements
  • How to draft a compliant workplace violence prevention plan with employees’ involvement
  • How to identify, evaluate and correct potential workplace violence hazards
  • What must be covered as part of the employer’s training
  • What procedures to implement as part of the employer’s workplace violence incident/emergency response
  • What tasks to complete for the employer’s post-incident investigation
  • How to coordinate plans, responses, and investigations at multi-employer worksites

MCLE Credit

This program has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 1.0 hour by the State Bar of California. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. 

SHRM Credit

Castle Publications is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM℠ or SHRM-SCPSM℠. Each program is valid for 1.0 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM℠ or SHRM-SCPSM℠. 

HRCI Credit

The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved this activity for 1.0 HR (General) recertification credit hour toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ certifications. The content of the activity submitted has met the criteria of the Approved Provider Program.


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