If You Do Any Work in NY State, You Must Train Employees About Sexual Harassment

TLNT

Susan Gross Sholinsky, Member of the Firm, and Ann Knuckles Mahoney, Associate, in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, co-authored an article in TLNT, titled “If You Do Any Work in NY State, You Must Train Employees About Sexual Harassment.”

Following is an excerpt:

New York employers and those out-of-state organizations who just sometimes have employees working in the Empire State have until October 9 to provide New York’s new mandatory sexual harassment training.

The law requires both employers based in New York and those based elsewhere if they have employees who do any work at all in the state to provide specific, interactive sexual harassment prevention training to all employees. Unlike a similar New York City law that applies to employers with 15 or more employees, the state’s mandate applies to New York employers of all sizes.

This article details the state’s training requirements, explains what New York employers can do to prepare for the impending deadline, and notes the consequences of noncompliance.