STATE-MANDATED & MANDATED MUNICPAL HARASSMENT TRAINING
New York Sexual Harassment Training Requirements
Recent legislation enacted in 2018 and 2019, along with updated guidance from both New York State in October 2019 and New York City in January 2020, have expanded sexual harassment prevention training requirements. These changes impact a wider range of organizations, emphasizing the importance of comprehensive training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
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NY State-Mandated and NY City Mandated Municipal Training Requirements
In 2018, New York State and New York City passed separate laws requiring sexual harassment prevention training. This change was the catalyst for wholesale changes to existing training laws, as well as the impetus for a new set of legislation in multiple states. Read More…
|What type of organization must provide training?||All types of organizations are subject to the New York State and City laws and must provide training.|
|What is the minimum number of employees for training to be required?|
The New York State law does not set a minimum number of employees but under the New York City law any employer with 15 or more employees is subject to the training requirement.
Because the State law supersedes the City law, all New York employees must receive training.
|How frequently must training be conducted?||Training must be conducted on an annual basis.|
|How soon must training be conducted?||Training must be conducted as soon as possible after commencement of employment.|
|What segments of the workforce must receive training?|
|What is the minimum duration of training?||No minimum time requirement exists under New York State or City law.|
|What records must be kept following training?|
|What are potential penalties for failing to conduct training?||Monetary fines begin at $100 and increase from there.|
|What are the mandatory content requirements under New York law?|
Training must be interactive. Training must contain:
|Are there any additional training elements required by New York law?||When training is web-based, employees must be able to submit a question and receive an answer in a “timely manner.”|
|Are there any policy or posting requirements under New York law?|
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