New York State Mandates Sexual Harassment Prevention Plans and Training: As an Employer, Will You Be Ready?

Effective October 9, 2018, every employer in New York State must adopt a written sexual harassment prevention policy and distribute it to employees. Not only are employers required to have a written policy, but must also provide annual interactive sexual harassment training to all workers that meets the requirements of the new law.

Effective January 1, 2019, non-profit employers and businesses under contract with New York State or one of its municipalities have the added requirement of certifying that they are in compliance with the policy and the annual training provisions of the law.

Additionally, the new law also extends protections against sexual harassment to non-employees in the employer’s workplace. For example, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, volunteers, consultants and/or other individuals who provide services pursuant to a contract with your company. The expanded protections for non-employees have already taken effect as of April 12, 2018.

Is your business in compliance? If not, we can help you in developing or revising your existing policy and provide the necessary annual interactive training. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Donna A. Napolitano, Partner
(516) 222-6200 x 211

Kaitlyn Costello, Associate
(516) 222-6200 x 218