Happy April Fools’ Day, NYC Employers! The City’s Sexual Harassment Training Mandates Are Now in Effect

New York Law Journal

Susan Gross Sholinsky and Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, attorneys in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, co-authored an article in the New York Law Journal, titled “Happy April Fools’ Day, NYC Employers! The City’s Sexual Harassment Training Mandates Are Now in Effect.”

Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full version in PDF format):

Beginning April 1, 2019, employers with 15 or more employees in New York City must provide annual, interactive sexual harassment prevention training to their employees. This training requirement, one of a slew of mandates contained in the City’s Stop Sexual Harassment Act, is in addition to the anti-sexual harassment training required by New York State, which became effective Oct. 9, 2018. However, one annual training session can satisfy both requirements.

Here’s what employers need to know about the City’s mandated training, how it compares with the State’s requirements, and how employers can most effectively and efficiently meet their compliance obligations under both laws …

NYC’s Sexual Harassment Training Mandates: Five Steps to Compliance:

  1. Determine if you are a “covered” employer.
  2. Identify which workers must be trained.
  3. Determine when employees must be trained.
  4. Choose or create a compliant training program that meets business and employee needs.
  5. Establish a recordkeeping system.

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