Ian Carleton Schaefer Quoted in “NYC Business Owners ‘Shocked’ by Baffling New Sex Harassment Rules”

New York Post

Ian Carleton Schaefer, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in the New York Post, in “NYC Business Owners ‘Shocked’ by Baffling New Sex Harassment Rules,” by John Aidan Byrne.

Following is an excerpt:

New York business owners are feeling harassed and baffled by the latest city and state campaigns to tackle workplace sexual harassment — moves that researchers say won’t effectively curb abuse.

Employers are being required to train employees and post policies aimed at preventing harassment by Oct. 9, deploying internal materials or those provided by local regulators. …

Ian Carleton Schaefer, an employment law expert at Epstein Becker Green, said the latest laws are “laudable,” but lashed out at the implementation. “The annual requirement and 2019 deadlines for compliance can be challenging for large enterprise employers,” he said.