As NFC previously reported, last year,
New York State
New York City
each enacted legislation regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. Among other things, both laws require that covered employers provide anti-harassment training to their employees, and each law imposes its own set of content requirements for these trainings. More specifically:
- New York State employers (regardless of the size of their workforce) must deliver trainings that comply with the State’s content requirements by October 9, 2019. Notably, the State law requires that these trainings be “interactive.” (Given this requirement, in-person trainings are highly recommended, particularly for management employees.)
- New York City employers must, of course, meet the State’s requirements. However, the City law requires that employers with 15 or more employees (inclusive of independent contractors) also provide training on additional, specific content requirements. Covered City employers have until December 31, 2019 to meet these requirements.
Given the timing of the New York and New York City laws, employers have the opportunity to deliver one training that meets
sets of requirements between now and October 9, 2019.
Live training is also advisable for jurisdictions outside of New York and New York City,