Employers have only seven weeks to ensure that all employees working in the State of New York have completed a sexual harassment prevention training program that meets the standards required by the newly amended New York Human Rights Law.  The mandatory training obligation applies to all companies, regardless of their size, and will continue to be the employer’s responsibility on an annual basis. The Law includes a number of additional new obligations for employers, including the requirement that New York employees receive a sexual harassment policy comparable to the “model” policy issued by the New York State Department of Labor.

Click here to read the full GT alert prepared by Robert H. Bernstein (Shareholder), Jerrold F. Goldberg (Shareholder), Eric B. Sigda (Shareholder), Mark D. Lurie (Of Counsel), Michael J. Slocum (Of Counsel), Noel A. Lesica (Associate), and Melanie A. Sarver (Practice Group Attorney) of GT’s New York and New Jersey offices.