NYS Anti-Harassment Training Deadline

Less Than a Month Left Until New York State Anti-Harassment Training Deadline

By October 9, 2019, all New York State employers, regardless of size, are required to provide Sexual Harassment Prevention & Awareness Training to their employees.

JD Supra further qualifies this requirement, noting “the training must be interactive, provided annually in the language spoken by employees, and counted as regular work hours”.

According to JD Supra, this comprehensive legislation tied to sexual harassment:

“requires every employer to either adopt the State’s model training program, or establish its own training program that equals or exceeds the minimum standards set by the State”.

Employers operating in states outside of New York but with employees travelling to the state for business purposes will also need to provide this training to those employees performing work physically inside New York state lines.

For more information about this training requirement, please click here.

The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from SHRM on July 5, 2019 written by Anne Dana, Nila Merola, and Howard Wexler of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

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