New York state has tightened its rules about sexual harassment at work. Starting in , the state is imposing new sexual harassment training requirements on all New York employers for new hires and existing employees. In this blog post I will review a New York law that imposes sexual harassment training requirements for new employees on all state and private employers. I will review guidelines published by the state setting deadlines and best practices for the trainings.
New York State Lawmakers Vote To Reform Sexual Harassment Laws
New York Sexual Harassment Training Laws | Clear Law Institute
Effective October 9, , all New York State employers are required to adopt written sexual harassment prevention policies and institute annual anti-harassment training for employees see below for more details on specific requirements and deadlines. After issuing draft documents in August, the State has now issued final model policy and training documents, as well as FAQs and additional guidance on the new laws, which are summarized below. Employers are required to adopt and distribute to employees written sexual harassment prevention policies that are compliant with the new law by October 9, In response to a number of comments submitted on the draft policy and FAQs issued in August, the State made the following notable changes to the final documents issued on October 1 :.
2019 Brings New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements to New York Employers
Please contact customerservices lexology. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to sign the legislation into law; once he does, most of the changes will go into effect 60 days later.
The legislation is expected to be signed by Governor Cuomo, with changes taking effect 60 days after for claims filed on or after the enactment date, unless otherwise specified below. These changes are in addition to the significant legislation that New York enacted in By October 9, , employers must provide sexual harassment training to all employees located in New York State.