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2019 Brings Significant New Obligations For New York Employers - Is Your Business Ready?

As we enter 2019, employers throughout New York must start preparing to comply with several new obligations going into effect this year at the state and local level. 

 Sexual Harassment Training

 As we previously posted, both New York State and New York City significantly expanded their sexual harassment laws in 2018. Among other changes, both of those laws require employers to provide sexual harassment training in 2019.

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New York Significantly Expands Its Sexual Harassment Laws: Five Takeaways for Employers

On March 31, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a sweeping expansion of New York's sexual harassment laws. The new legislation contains a number of provisions that will require most New York employers to update their policies and procedures for preventing and dealing with sexual harassment issues. Of particular note for employers are the following provisions:

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Ten Reasons to Provide Anti-Harassment Training to Your Employees

Providing anti-harassment training to employees is a key component of implementing an effective anti-harassment policy.  Yet many small and medium sized employers fail to provide necessary anti-harassment training to their managers and staff.   This is a mistake that could potentially expose a company to significant legal liabilities, even if the company has a written anti-harassment policy. 

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