Attention NY City employers, as of April 1, 2019, all NYC employers with at least 15 employees are required to conduct annual, interactive sexual harassment training. This training must be conducted once per calendar year.
To make complying with this new requirement easier for NYC employers, the NYC Commission on Human Rights recently published its interactive, an online anti-sexual harassment training program that meets the NYC training requirements AND the NY State training requirements.
NYC employers are able to develop their own training or hire an outside party to provide the training, but will then need to demonstrate that their training program meets the requirements of NYC Local Law 96 (2018) as well as those under NY State law. Therefore, in order to ensure compliance, it is recommended that NYC employers use the training program provided by the NYCCHR.
Remember, anti-sexual harassment training that meets NYC’s requirements must be provided to:
- any NYC employee who works more than 80 hours in a calendar year and for at least 90 days,
- including independent contractors in NYC who have performed work for the company for more than 90 days and more than 80 hours in the calendar year
- any employees who work a portion of their time in NYC or interact with employees in NYC, even if they are based elsewhere.
In addition, NYC law requires employers keep a record of all trainings, including a signed employee acknowledgment for at least three years.
Finally, the first round of training must be completed no later than December 31, 2019!
For more information regarding NYC anti-sexual harassment training requirements, FAQs may be found here.