Client Alert: New Law Takes Effect Today

By Sharon Stiller and Rachel Gold

New Law Takes Effect Today

All Employers to Provide Training to All Employees - State guidelines offer compliance recommendations

As we have been alerting you for several months…..

Today - October 9, 2018,

a new State law mandating sexual harassment training for all employees takes effect. Employers have one year to comply.

On April 1, 2019,

a new City law mandating training for all employees in workplaces with 15 or more employees, takes effect.

Last week, on October 2, the State released a set of guidelines for the new law.

In those materials were “Frequently Asked Questions”, attached here. Please note the recommendations highlighted on pages 5,7, and 8.

While webinars are the right choice for many small businesses, larger organizations with multiple levels of employees are advised to provide more in-depth programming.

Please note that the new laws both have posting requirements and recommendations. The State law also includes the requirement that all businesses have a policy that is distributed to all employees.

If we can help you with your policy or training, please let us know. We will be providing information on our series of webinars soon.

Sharon P. Stiller, Esq.

160 Linden Oaks, Suite E

Rochester, New York 14625


Rachel Demarest Gold, Esq.

One MetroTech Center, Suite 1701

Brooklyn, New York 11201


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Client Alert: New Law Takes Effect Today