Preparing for New York’s Sexual Harassment Laws

Grovo HR

While many companies have some form of a sexual harassment prevention policy, New York State is mandating that all companies with employees based in the state complete annual sexual harassment prevention training for all their staff at least once annually. As the law goes into effect on 10/9, companies will need to train their employees by the January 1, 2019 deadline. Training Requirements Are Mandatory Starting 10/9.

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Beyond Checking the Box: Sexual Harassment Training That Works

Grovo HR

Sexual Harassment prevention training has been widespread since the 1980s. But the rates of sexual harassment complaints have not gone down in the decades since. While many companies have some sort of sexual harassment prevention training and policy, that statement is quite dismal. “I’ve Grovo’s training is different. Sexual harassment is discrimination. It’s about power, not about sexual desire.

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Sexual Harassment Training on Grovo: A Comparison with New York State’s Model Training

Grovo HR

This law mandates that New York State employers must conduct sexual harassment prevention training for all employees based in the state. Additionally, today is also the deadline for employers to update and publish their sexual harassment policies (we’ve put a guide together for you here ). Grovo’s sexual harassment prevention training meets and exceeds the minimum requirements for both New York State and New York City.

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New York’s Sexual Harassment Training Requirement Goes Into Effect October 9

Grovo HR

On October 9, 2018, New York will join California, Connecticut, and Maine as the fourth state in the nation to require mandatory training in sexual harassment prevention for all organizations statewide. New York City is doing its own part too, with additional training legislation going into effect in April 2019. These new laws are part of a comprehensive set of legislation passed on the heels of the #metoo movement.

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Charting Your Course Through Changing Regulations

Speaker: Bonnie Treichel, Senior Consultant & CCO, Multnomah Group

The world of work is changing. Today it is easier than ever to have employees in multiple cities across several states. Multistate offices used to be reserved for very large employers, but with today’s technology, even smaller employers can embrace this game changer. For employers, the multistate workforce allows the opportunity to cast a broader net to attract the best and brightest talent to the workplace. At the same time, it comes with challenges, including compliance with a variety of rules and regulations across different states and municipalities – some of which may conflict with federal law – and failure to comply could be quite costly.

New California Law Requires Sexual Harassment Training for all Employees

HR Daily Advisor

Effective January 1, 2019, employers in California with 5 or more employees (or independent contractors) must provide sexual harassment training to all employees (SB 1343). The deadline for compliance with initial training is January 1, 2020. Employers must then provide the training every 2 years. Currently, state law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide training to supervisory employees only.

Deadline Nears for Sexual Harassment Training in New York

HR Daily Advisor

All employers in New York state are required to have training and policies addressing sexual harassment, including complaint forms, in place by October 9. The new requirements in the state’s Labor Law come on the heels of New York City’s new sexual harassment laws that went into effect on May 9. The state has released guidance in the form of minimum policy requirements and a draft policy and complaint form.

The Importance of Providing Sexual Harassment Training

Tandem HR

We’ve seen over a dozen high profile sexual harassment cases in the media over the past year. Victims began the #metoo movement in late 2017, a hashtag used on social media to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. In fact, 85% of women claim they have been sexually harassed at work, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

EEOC Busy: Focus on Sexual Harassment

HRWatchdog

The EEOC continues to collect money from employers in lawsuits and settlements for sexual harassment. The U.S. The agency continues to focus on sexual harassment in America’s workplaces as recent press releases demonstrate: On June 13, 2018, the EEOC announced a multimillion-dollar sexual discrimination settlement against a transportation supplier. The employer must pay $3.2 Harassment Prevention Training.

Compliance expert: Anti-sexual harassment training needs to start with this …

HR Morning

Leader accountability is the key to more effective anti-sexual harassment training, says Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames. . Here’s Hames, who advises corporate ethics and compliance programs, explaining why it’s so critical today — and how to build it into your company culture. The higher up one is in an organization, the greater the risk. Most importantly, the human cost is irreversible.

EEOC Sees Uptick in Sexual Harassment Charges, Lawsuits Filed in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new report on sexual harassment data for fiscal year (FY) 2018 shows a more than 50 percent increase in sexual harassment lawsuits filed by the agency and a more than 12 percent increase in the number of charges it received over FY 2017. What should employers take from the new figures? Employers Taking Harassment Claims Seriously. Civility training also is recommended.

Sexual Harassment Happens Across Industries: Train Your Workplace to Prevent Harassment

HRWatchdog

Sexual harassment affects all types of workplaces. The media has recently focused on high-profile sexual harassment cases involving Hollywood moguls, politicians and industry leaders. But harassment in the workplace has been an issue of concern long before the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and affects all types of workplaces, as a recent settlement obtained by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) demonstrates.

China: Employers Urged to Review Policies Against Sexual Harassment

Global People Strategist

The anti-sexual harassment movement, commonly referred to on social media as the #MeToo movement, continues to gain momentum as it sweeps the world. More and more countries have become aware of this movement and are beginning to set in place rules and regulations for the workplace that will help protect employees from sexual harassment. The Jiangsu Province recently issued special regulations on the labor protection of female employees.

China: Employers Urged to Review Policies Against Sexual Harassment

Global People Strategist

The anti-sexual harassment movement, commonly referred to on social media as the #MeToo movement, continues to gain momentum as it sweeps the world. More and more countries have become aware of this movement and are beginning to set in place rules and regulations for the workplace that will help protect employees from sexual harassment. The Jiangsu Province recently issued special regulations on the labor protection of female employees.

EEOC Training Programs Help Employers Fight Sexual Harassment

HR Daily Advisor

The recent high-profile sexual harassment accusations leading to public humiliation and terminations has highlighted the need for companies to properly train their supervisors and employees on what is and is not harassment. The training programs focus on respect, acceptable workplace conduct, and the types of behaviors that contribute to a respectful and inclusive—and therefore ultimately more profitable—workplace.

Flooded with sexual-harassment complaints, VICE publicly apologizes for its “detrimental ‘boy’s club’ culture”

The Employer Handbook

And that remorseful high-level manager voluntarily confessed to sexually harassing a subordinate — before the subordinate had even registered a complaint — with an apology so genuine and sincere that you got a little choked up. On Saturday, the New York Times ran a story about VICE Media , a digital media and broadcasting company whose target audience consists of male millennials. The report is behind a paywall. Sexual Harassment

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New York’s New Sexual Harassment Law

Zenefits

Standing out against sexual harassment and assault has long been a taboo topic– that’s all finally changing. Due to development in the political climate and the popularity of #metoo, The Women’s March, and a number of other social movements, companies are changing the way they manage sexual assault in the workplace. Evidence of that change can be seen in New York’s new sexual harassment law. Training.

Harassment Training Deadline Extended, Clarified

HRWatchdog

The Governor signed “clean up” legislation to help clarify training deadlines for employers. As you may remember, on January 1, 2019, a new California law went into effect that made substantial changes to mandatory sexual harassment prevention training. Training must take place within six months of hire or promotion and every two years thereafter. However, SB 778 doesn’t impact the portion of the law addressing seasonal and temporary workers.

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Compliance Training

HR Hardball

Compliance training has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight, following high-profile sexual harassment scandals that have dominated the news cycle for months. As a result, many organizations across industries are more aware of the risk of ethics and compliance violations, and the damaging consequences on their reputation, productivity, employee engagement, recruitment and retention and financial viability.

Calling All Companies: It’s Time to Get Real About Sexual Harassment

Mitratech

Let’s talk about sex (-ual harassment)! In fact, 81 percent of women and 43 percent of men have experienced some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime, according to a survey conducted by nonprofit organization Stop Street Harassment. The survey spanned across industries and the “continuum of unwanted experiences,” ranging from: Verbal sexual harassment (either online or in person). We’ve all seen the headlines recently.

Moving Beyond the Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment

EverFi - HR

For years, companies have been taking steps to address behaviors that meet the legal definition of sexual harassment in the workplace. They implemented training filled with examples from court cases, policies that repeat legal standards, and consequences for behavior that violated these rules. It seems that every week brings a new media story about some high-profile politicians, media personalities, or business executives tied to a sexual harassment accusation.

Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports

Zenefits

Employers have a legal obligation to maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. If you allow your employees to work in a hostile environment where they experience or witness aggressive, unwanted sexual advances, or they have to endure sexually suggestive jokes and behaviors, you are violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Many states also have their own specific workplace sexual harassment laws as well. You set the tone.

The Power of Background Checks to Mitigate Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

General Information Services

If you’ve so much as turned on a television in recent years, you are aware that the issue of sexual harassment has become pivotal. It is up to every employer to protect themselves and their employees against the substantial impact that a single sexual harassment suit can have on a workplace, not to mention the victims. As a first step, this is an essential insight into the past behaviors of applicants.

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Compliance Training

HR Hardball

Compliance training has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight, following high-profile sexual harassment scandals that have dominated the news cycle for months. As a result, many organizations across industries are more aware of the risk of ethics and compliance violations, and the damaging consequences on their reputation, productivity, employee engagement, recruitment and retention and financial viability.

To Save Compliance Training, Focus on Root Causes

Grovo HR

Across L&D, compliance is considered a necessary evil: the scourge of both employees and learning practitioners and an annual box to check for risk-averse company executives. Ask an employee, and they’ll say compliance training brings to mind 1980s-era harassment videos coupled with requirements to change your password every 90 days. It’s no wonder compliance training has come to be seen as something to dread by everyone involved.

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employers’ compliance challenges increased significantly thanks to both an uptick in federal employment law enforcement, and the growing “patchwork” of state and local requirements, according to the 2019 Littler Annual Employer Survey. The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S.

NYS Releases Final Guidance for Model Sexual Harassment Policies and Training

Benetech

On October 1, 2019, the NYS DOL and NYS Division of Human Rights released final guidelines for employers to build compliant sexual harassment policies and training. Compliance & Auditing HRWhile little has changed from draft regulations, there were two significant changes impacting employers.

Two Compliance Issues every HR professional should know and teach to managers

OmegaHR Solutions

I have come across a number of “must-know” lists in the past couple of weeks. Perhaps this is an artifact of the time of year, getting a fresh start phenomenon. These are the things that I think all good professionals must know. Most of us know this as the EEOC laws. The prime law is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which covered race, religion, color, sex and national origin. HR professionals need to be on the constant lookout for racial discrimination.

Connecticut Expanded Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Goes into Effect Oct. 1

Zenefits

More employers will be required to provide mandatory sexual harassment training to all employees starting October 1, 2019. Under the new law , dubbed the “Time’s Up Act,” moves the threshold for employers that must provide sexual harassment training from companies with 50 employees or more to companies with three employees or more. The law became effective on October 1, 2019. New requirements for sexual harassment training.

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Proactive policy changes HR should make: 3 key rulings

HR Morning

HR pros know it better than anyone: Courts are always issuing conflicting employment law opinions, which can make compliance an uphill battle. . But three recent court rulings addressing major HR issues have bigger implications than just another differing opinion thrown into the mix. These court decisions could influence the employment law landscape in the near future, according to Louis Lessig, partner at Brown & Connery LLP.

Maine Imposes New Harassment Training Requirements, Increases Violation Penalties

HR Daily Advisor

With the #MeToo movement seemingly everywhere in the news, it’s important for all employers to review their sexual harassment training practices. Maine recently amended its sexual harassment training law to impose additional requirements on employers in the state. Training Checklist. The MDOL has published the training checklist on its website, which you can access here.

11 steps that you can take now to reduce harassment in your workplace

The Employer Handbook

That sounds more “glass-half-full” than “ Don’t be like the Dallas Mavericks: 11 ways to avoid a Sports Illustrated report chronicling twenty years of allegations of sexual harassment and mismanagement in your workplace. ” Yeah, I’m comfortable with the title of today’s blog post. If you hung around yesterday, you got yourself a primer on the anatomy of a workplace investigation report. The Message to Management.

Recent DFEH Settlements

HRWatchdog

In recent months, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has settled a number of employment cases, and, compared to previous years, enforcement looks as if it’s been stepped up. The employee claimed harassment and discrimination based on national origin, age and perceived disabilities. The employee also alleged that she was terminated in order to replace her with a younger white man. DFEH settlements can cost employers lots of money.

Office Romances: For Better or Worse.

Tandem HR

Love is in the air. This may not be a shocking statistic if you stop to consider a full-time employee spends at least half of his or her waking hours on the job. As managers and organizational leaders, what precautions can we take to ensure that personal relationships minimally affect the workplace? This is always good practice for compliance purposes, but fraternization and sexual harassment policies need to evolve as your culture changes.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018

Advos

Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall! Bookmark this page and refer to it during the conference if you need someone’s Twitter ID. The Basics. Location: The Venetian®, Las Vegas. The best is yet to come!