As 2019 begins, it is important for employers to review upcoming legislation changes that may affect their policies and workforce.
These updates include the introduction of mandatory anti-sexual harassment training in states such as New York and Delaware, the legalization of marijuana across several states, gender identity classification requirements, and state equal pay laws.
Regarding mandatory anti-harassment training, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. states that:
Since October 2017, three jurisdictions have enacted laws instituting (or expanding) a requirement that employees receive anti-sexual harassment training on a periodic basis. New York and Delaware will now require annual training for all covered employees, while California will require training every other year. California, Connecticut, and Maine require anti-harassment training for managers on a biannual basis.
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The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. on December 28, 2018, written by Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Nathaniel M. Glasser, Amanda M. Gómez, Marc A. Mandelman, Susan Gross Sholinsky, and Alyssa Muñoz.