NY & NYC: Harassment Law Guidance

New York State and New York City employers will face several changes to legislation related to sexual harassment policies over the next 10 months.

From protections for non-employees to arbitration bans and training requirements, employers should review the upcoming legislation changes and begin to prepare to meet the new requirements.

This will include updates to employee handbooks, scheduling NY-compliant harassment training for employees, and notifications to employees, contractors, and vendors of these changes.

Ropes & Gray has designed a timeline of legislative changes for employers to be aware of, which includes the following dates:

  • July 11, 2018: NYC Sexual Harassment NDA’s Barred, NY State Sexual Harassment Arbitration Ban
  • September 6, 2018: NYC Poster and Information Sheet Requirement
  • October 9, 2018: NY State Anti-Harassment Policy Requirement, NY State Anti-Harassment Training Requirement
  • April 1, 2019: NYC Anti-Harassment Training Requirement

For more information and a timeline of changes, please click here.

For more information on OperationsInc’s NY State Anti-Harassment Policy & Training compliance, including dates of trainings offered in New York City, please click here

Relevant Recent Blog Posts:
NY: New Protections Against Sexual Harassment
New York State Anti-Harassment Legislation

The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article in JD Supra on June 8, 2018, written by Amy Traub and Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo of Baker Hostetler.

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