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New CA laws protecting women go into effect

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jan 01, 2019

Among the dozens of new state laws going into effect Tuesday, are new protections for women across California.

The statute of limitations on reporting sexual assault has increased, giving survivors more time to come forward after crimes have been committed.

Sexual harassment training will have to be completed by most California companies twice a year and a woman now has to sit on the board of directors of public companies.

While these are landmark new regulations, local women’s rights groups say there’s still a long way to go.

“There’s a lot of issues to continue working on and we hope people keep the momentum going. I think people feel positive about these new California laws, positive about the midterm elections but this is a rising tide and we want to keep going,” Dawn Addis, Founder of Women’s March SLO says.

If you’d like more information on these laws or bringing more sexual harassment training to your workplace, Women’s March SLO says to contact them and they can provide resources.