NYC Anti-Harassment Legislation
In addition to posting these notices, beginning
April 1, 2019
, the Act requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide annual training on sexual harassment for all employees working in New York City. The training must be interactive and must address specific topics, including what constitutes sexual harassment, how to navigate the complaint process, bystander intervention training, and manager responsibilities.
New York State Anti-Harassment Legislation
Although the New York City training requirement does not go into effect until April 2019, employers should be aware that the New York State training requirements, which apply to all employers operating in New York regardless of size, take effect
October 9, 2018
. The State also requires all employers to implement and distribute a written anti-sexual-harassment policy, complete with a standard complaint form, by that date. The State Division of Human Rights has indicated that it will publish a model policy and complaint form, but has not yet done so.