New York State Sexual Harassment Legislation To Go Into Effect October 9, 2018

According to the legislation and its most recent guidance, employers will be required to provide mandatory, interactive training on sexual harassment prevention to all employees by January 1, 2019, and annually thereafter, and to adopt a written sexual harassment prevention policy by October 9, 2018.  Both the training and written policy must meet or exceed specified standards, which are in the process of being finalized.  The guidance issued thus far also requires employers to train new employees within 30 days of starting their employment.   Webster Szanyi is available and prepared to assist employers in complying with these new requirements.   Please contact Ryan Smith (rsmith@ws-llp.com) or Heather Dechert (hdechert@ws-llp.com) for additional information.