New York State Employers required to adopt a sexual harassment policy and training
Beginning in October 2018, New York State employers must adopt a sexual harassment policy and training or use a similar policy and training that meet or exceeds the laws minimum standards.
Key Components of the new law:
Under the new law, every employer in New York State is required to establish and distribute a sexual harassment prevention policy. Model policies are available through the link below.
The policy can be distributed in writing or electronically. Employers are encouraged to have employees acknowledge receipt of the policy, and to post a copy of the policy where employees can easily access it.
Every employer in New York State is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training by October 9, 2019. This is an annual requirement as part of the new regulations. Model training materials are available through the link below.
Employers are encouraged to track completion of training through attendance sheets or some other manner for audit purposes.
Additional resources for sexual harassment training will be shared once that information has been gathered.
There is a wealth of information available from New York State including sample policies, forms, and training materials. Click on the link below for more information.
Conference Contact: If you have any questions regarding the New York State sexual harassment requirements, please contact Tracy Rickett, Human Resources Generalist, at (315) 898-2017 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.