New York State Extends Deadline for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

Date   Oct 3, 2018

Executive Summary: As previously reported, New York State and New York City have implemented laws mandating sexual harassment training to all employees on an annual basis. The original state deadline for completing training was January 1, 2019. The state just extended the deadline to October 2019. Employers covered by the New York City law must comply with its training requirements beginning April 1, 2019. The state extension ONLY applies to the training. Employers are still required to adopt and promulgate a sexual harassment prevention policy by October 9, 2018.

Employers who are state contractors must submit an affirmation by January 2019 attesting to the fact that they have a sexual harassment policy that complies with the new regulation and that they have trained all their employees on the terms of the policy.

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