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NYS Sexual Harassment Legislation

The effective date of the NYS Sexual Harassment Legislation was October 9, 2018. Please remember, the development and distribution of a written anti-harassment policy (contact PMP for a sample policy), the posting of a notice, and the creation and distribution of a complaint form (contact PMP for a sample complaint form), should be complied with immediately.

In addition, the final regulations require that new employees be trained “as quickly as possible”.

However, New York State employers have been given a modest reprieve regarding compliance with the training requirements of the State’s new Anti-Harassment law. Previously, the deadline for providing each employee their first annual training session was to be January 1, 2019.

Now, with the release of the Department of Labor’s final guidelines, that deadline has been moved back to October 9, 2019.

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