In April 2018, Governor Cuomo signed a series of new laws aimed at combating sexual harassment in the workplace. These laws included personal liability for public employees, expanding protections to non-employees, additional obligations for state contractors, and restrictions on the use of arbitration clauses and nondisclosure agreements. For more information on any of these laws, contact Frank Kerbein or reach him by phone at (800) 332-2117.
Most important for employers is the requirement that all employers develop and communicate a sexual harassment prevention policy and provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees on an annual basis.
- All employers must have distributed a policy meeting minimum standards defined by the State by October 9, 2018.
- All employees must receive training meeting state minimum standards no later than October 9, 2019 with new employees trained “as soon as possible.”
The Business Council is proud to announce that we have entered into an agreement with member companies Leadership Logic and Gillespie Associates to provide this training at a cost of only $15.19 per employee per year for our members.
(To become a member and take advantage of the reduced rate, as well as all of the benefits of membership, please click here.)