The New York City Commission on Human Rights has released additional information on complying with the Stop Sexual Harassment Act.
One of these requirements states that NYC employers “must post a legal-sized Stop Sexual Harassment notice in a conspicuous place in the workplace” as well as provide an information sheet to all new hires beginning September 6, 2018.
The information sheet can be included in an employee handbook, “so long as the handbook is provided to all new employees on the first day of employment”.
Epstein Becker Green also reminds employers that they “will be required to implement and sexual hasrsasment policy by October 9, 2018.” More specifically:
To comply with this new law, the sexual harassment policy must contain specific provisions, such as a complaint form and information about remedies available under federal and state law. New requirements for sexual harassment training also will become effective for employers in New York State on that date, and New York City’s training requirements are effective as of April 1, 2019.
While guidance on training requirements has not yet been released, it is anticipated that model programs and policies will be issued.
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The information included in this blog post originally appeared in a publication fro Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. on August 10, 2018, written by Susan Gross Sholinsky and Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper.