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LOS ANGELES—The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) released the following advisory Tuesday afternoon concerning new legal requirements for adult talent agencies in California taking effect June 30:
Beginning June 30, 2019, talent agents in the adult industry will be required to provide educational materials on sexual harassment prevention and eating disorders to performers who work with them. The Labor Commissioner has the right to investigate and inspect agencies, and can assess a fine of $100 for each violation.
“We encourage agencies to contact us, so that we can help guide them through the new regulations, and what they mean for adult businesses,” says Eric Paul Leue, Executive Director of Free Speech Coalition. “The adult industry has been a leader in conversations about consent, and we can help businesses comply with these regulations.”
Free Speech Coalition has approached numerous vendors to help develop material specific to the adult industry. However, no vendor approached has yet been able, willing or interested in creating material specifically for the adult industry.
FSC is compiling educational materials and options to help agencies and other businesses provide educational resources and other training to their employees, contractors and professional contacts.
Any educational materials addressing sexual harassment and eating disorders must meet the minimum requirements featured below: