New York State adopted anti-sexual harassment legislation earlier this year, that applies to all employers in New York State, including employers in New York City. As of October 9, 2018, employers must distribute to all New York-based employees an updated anti-sexual harassment policy that covers a number of key areas. New York has provided a model policy here for employer use.
By October 9, 2019, employers also must train all New York-based employees regarding sexual harassment and retaliation, and repeat such training annually thereafter. Please note the 10/9/19 date is a change from the original legislation.
Paylocity Anti-Harassment Training
Paylocity has created two anti-harassment training courses for New York Employers. The Anti-Harassment Training programs follow the model training provided by the New York State Agencies. The trainings will be available on the Compliance dashboard later in October, and for clients who utilize our Learning Management System the training will be available 10/9/18.
Sexual Harassment Training for New York Supervisors
Sexual harassment is a serious issue for today’s organizations. Supervisors are responsible for sustaining a harassment-free workplace for their employees, which involves preventing, reporting and remedying sexual harassment incidents. This course helps supervisors recognize the behaviors that constitute the two types of sexual harassment and the federal and New York state and city laws that prohibit them. The course also reviews how employees can file a sexual harassment claim with the state of New York. In addition to discussing how to prevent, report, and remedy sexual harassment incidents, this course also guides supervisors in supporting victims of sexual harassment and in promoting an inclusive work culture.
Sexual Harassment Training for New York Employees
Sexual harassment is a serious issue for today’s organizations. Employees are responsible for supporting a harassment-free workplace, which involves preventing and reporting sexual harassment incidents. This course helps employees recognize the behaviors that constitute the two types of sexual harassment and the federal and New York state laws that prohibit them. The course also reviews how employees can file a sexual harassment claim with the state and city of New York. In addition to discussing how to prevent and report sexual harassment incidents, this course also guides employees in responding to sexual harassment situations and in promoting an inclusive work culture.
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This information is provided as a courtesy, may change and is not intended as legal or tax guidance. Employers with questions or concerns outside the scope of a Payroll Service Provider are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified CPA, Tax Attorney or Advisor.