All New York employers are now required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees, regardless of size or employment status. The current deadline to train employees has now been extended from January 1, 2019 to October 9, 2019. Thereafter, employers must continue to provide prevention training on an annual basis.
Only employees who work (or will work) in New York State are required to be trained. However, even employees who only spend part of his/her work time in New York State must be trained.
Under the new law, sexual harassment training must meet certain requirements to be compliant with the new law. For example, training must be interactive, must include examples of sexual harassment, and must include information informing employees of the various options available to them for filing complaints with state and local government agencies and courts.
The new law also requires all employers to adopt an anti-harassment policy which includes a complaint form, investigative process and examples of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman, LLP has created a state compliant sexual harassment prevention policy and on-site training seminar. For more information, please contact Deena B. Rosendahl, Esq. at 201-947-8855 or at Drosendahl@Northjerseyattorneys.com