The New York State Legislature promulgated a new law [Labor Law § 201-g], effective as of October 9, 2018 for the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. ALL employers in New York must comply with all facets of the new law. Compliance with the new statute requires not only the posting of such law in the workplace, but also the creation of a written company or firm policy; dissemination of the written policy to all employees; and an interactive training session for employers and employees.
The time frame for the creation and dissemination of the policy is immediate; the initial interactive training must be completed by October of 2019. All new employees hired after the interactive session must complete the training within thirty days of hire. Egan & Golden, LLP has developed a one-hour, interactive training session to assist our clients employers in succeeding such compliance, and to educate employees as to the recognition of what constitutes sexual harassment, and the options they have within their workplace to file a claim for sexual harassment. Our training protocol is crafted to enable employers to recognize and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, and the obligation to stop the harassment if a valid complaint is made. For more information, contact Firm Partner Karen Golden, Esq.