[vc_row bg_image=”15695″ top_padding=”300″ bottom_padding=”110″ bg_position=”center center”][vc_column width=”1/1″][minti_headline font=”font-special” size=”fontsize-xxxxl” color=”#ffffff” weight=”fontweight-700″ lineheight=”lh-12″]NEW YORK STATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT REQUIREMENTS TO IMPACT EMPLOYERS IN OCTOBER[/minti_headline][vc_column_text]

By Hank Kita, STA Executive Director

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_section” bg_position=”left top”][vc_column width=”1/1″][minti_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_padding=”0″ bottom_padding=”50″][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_padding=”0″ bottom_padding=”50″][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]STA members are urged to pay close attention to impending state sexual harassment requirements which will take effect in the very near future.

Sexual harassment prevention laws which were passed earlier this year by the New York State Assembly and Senate as part of the state budget will begin to impact STA members in early October.  Specifically, these new laws will require all employers throughout the State of New York to implement mandatory sexual harassment policies and training programs by October 9, 2018.

A model harassment policy developed by the state can be found here and a model complaint form here.

The mandatory sexual harassment policy per the new state requirements must include the following elements:

In addition, the new state law mandates that all employers implement a mandatory annual sexual harassment training program for all employees starting on October 9.  The state’s model training program can be accessed here.

Among the required issues and elements of the training are:

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