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Training Requirements in NYC

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If you’re a New York City employer you have two sets of training requirements to follow. Yes, you read that correctly TWO sets of training requirements! Read on…

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“Don’t forget – April 1 marks the beginning of a new set of sexual harassment training requirements in New York City. While the training requirement began across New York State on October 9, 2018 (and must be completed by October 9, 2019), the City imposes additional requirements on certain employers. Both laws require training to be provided on an annual basis.

While the State law requires training of all employees, regardless of the number of employees in each state, the City law applies only to employers with 15 or more employees. When counting employees, an employer must count independent contractors who work for the employer.

What topics need to be covered? There is some overlap in the training requirements for the City and State laws, but the City law has a few additional requirements. The chart below summarizes the requirements:

Interactive Training Content NYS      


Define sex harassment, with specific examples Yes Yes
Explain federal & state harassment laws Yes Yes & NYCHRL
Describe employees’ remedies & right of redress Yes Yes
Detail forums for adjudicating complaints – EEOC & NYSDHR Yes Yes & Commission
Educate on “bystander” intervention No Yes
Explain responsibilities of supervisory and managerial employees No Yes
Define & provide examples of retaliation No Yes

As a reminder, all New York State employers should have a sexual harassment policy in place. New York City employers also need to post a sexual harassment prevention poster and provide a copy to new hires.”

For more information: https://www.retaillaborandemploymentlaw.com/employment-training-practices-and-procedures/april-fools-joke-no-nyc-employers-really-have-two-sets-of-training-requirements/


Lisa Smith is CEO of Andere Corporation and Chief Content Developer at HelpDeskSuites.com. Follow her on Twitter, connect with her on LinkedIn, listen to her Small Business Spoonfuls Podcast, and find more in her Compliance Warriors Facebook Group.

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