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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New York Mandates Anti-Sexual Harassment Training

FingerCheck

To keep you informed of all the latest HR news and policies, we at Fingercheck want to make you aware of the Oct. 9th deadline to conduct Anti-Sexual Harassment Training. In case, you didn’t know, Governor Cuomo and New York State are leading the nation with new laws combating sexual harassment in the workplace – part of the 2018 Women’s Agenda for New York: Equal Rights, Equal Opportunity.

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Illinois Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

GoCGO

Last week, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) released its model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training program for Illinois employers in compliance with Public Act 101-0221 (commonly referred to as the Workplace Transparency Act). model training.

Reminder: New California Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Deadlines

HRWatchdog

Your training deadline depends on when you last trained employees. I just read that the Governor signed a new law that changes the timing for the new sexual harassment prevention training. What are the new deadlines for getting my employees trained? For many years, employers with 50 or more employees were required to provide supervisors with two hours of sexual harassment prevention training every two years.

The Role of Tech & AI in Helping Employees Feel Safe and Respected at Work.

Speaker: Claire Lew, CEO of Know Your Company, & George Swisher, CEO of LiiRN

They'll expose how technology and artificial intelligence can help prevent and predict issues of sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion before they become an avalanche internally or worse, publicly – and how they cannot.

Sexual Harassment Training for Your Whole Workplace

EverFi - HR

Online Workplace Harassment Training for Employees. Teach and train employees through immersive interactive online scenarios. Robust online sexual harassment training is key to improving workplace culture and mitigating business risk.

Sexual harassment training: Does your state have a new law?

HR Morning

In the wake of #MeToo, where does your state stand on the expanded sexual harassment training trend that’s starting to spread to more workplaces? In the last two years, a growing number of states have passed laws to expand sexual harassment training.

Which States Require Sexual Harassment Training?

EverFi - HR

Do you need to know how sexual harassment prevention legislation will affect your business? A new legislative landscape and a desire to stay out of a potential harassment spotlight are forcing employers to rethink their sexual harassment prevention strategy.

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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4 Ways to Create Effective Sexual Harassment Training

HR Morning

In a study by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), 71 percent of HR professionals said their company conducts sexual harassment prevention training. adults believe changes need to be made to eliminate sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, with 44 percent saying better sexual harassment training is the key. Why sexual harassment training is broken.

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.

Illinois Sexual Harassment Training Requirement

GoCGO

Illinois has made a lot of changes for 2020, not the least of which is the requirement that ALL employers provide sexual harassment prevention training for their employees on an annual basis. Require restaurants and hotels to provide supplemental annual training and to establish, distribute and post a written policy on sexual harassment prevention.

CalChamber Launches The Workplace Podcast: First Episode Discusses Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

HRWatchdog

Today the California Chamber of Commerce launched The Workplace , a podcast that provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees. Episode 1 deals with sexual harassment in the workplace and features Erika Frank , CalChamber executive vice president, legal affairs and general counsel, and Laura Curtis , CalChamber policy advocate. Subscribe to The Workplace.

Sexual Harassment Training Laws 2020: What’s Changing?

Homebase

With a continued nationwide effort to shed light on sexual harassment in the workplace, several states have implemented sexual harassment training requirements for their employees. In 2020, employers in Connecticut, Delaware, and Illinois will join Maine and New York in the group of states who require employers to provide sexual harassment prevention training to employees. . The illegality of sexual harassment.

PODCAST: How to create a sexual harassment policy

The Employer Handbook

Wolfmann [ CC BY-SA 4.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons We’re two-thirds of the way through 2019, and companies continue to allocate significant portions of their legal budgets to addressing #MeToo and issues relating to sexual harassment in the workplace. Six states and one locality (NYC) have passed laws requiring sexual harassment training in the private sector. Sexual Harassment

3 Things HR Needs to Know for Sexual Harassment Training

Abel HR

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, a number of states – including New Jersey, New York , and California – have ushered in laws that seek to not only mandate sexual harassment training, but have also put rules in place for what the training must include, who is to be trained and how long the training must be. Although the laws mean well, they are another layer of compliance human resources need to worry about.

Final Guidance Documents for New York’s Sexual Harassment Training

HR Daily Advisor

On October 1, 2018, New York state updated the sexual harassment prevention guidance and model documents it has made available online. The state had issued draft documents in August and had requested public comments. Here are some of the key differences in the final documents: Source: Cn0ra / iStock / Getty. References to “zero tolerance” have been removed from the model policy and training. Harassment News Sexual Harassment

#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy

LaborSoft

#MeToo and the Workplace. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, HR and employee relations managers were sent scrambling. sexual harassment and/or discrimination has always been under the purview of HR, it has become a necessity for HR departments to not only tighten up or edify. In fact, more than half of businesses surveyed in 2018 reported plans of changing sexual harassment policies and how claims are filed and dealt with.

Workplace sexual harassment: what it is and how to combat it

Insperity

Growing public conversations around workplace sexual harassment highlight a harrowing reality: It’s both widespread and frequently mishandled. How do you discern the difference between harassment and conduct that is merely inappropriate? staring or sexual gestures).

Does your sexual harassment training include this important topic? If not, it should.

The Employer Handbook

Generally, this results in businesses attracting better talent, reducing turnover, and improving the brand and reputation. Over the weekend, I read this story and this story by Julia Ingram and Claire Wang. ” The articles indicate that the University investigation appear to have confirmed complaints from victims that the medical school professor had attempt unsolicited sexual acts with his female employees, among many other instances of harassment and misconduct.

Agency Issues Clarification for Sexual Harassment Training Deadline

HRWatchdog

SB 1343 requires that all employers with five or more employees provide 1-hour training for employees and 2-hours training for supervisors. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) discussing the new sexual harassment prevention training requirements that will have an impact on virtually every business in the state and all those businesses’ employees and supervisors.

Learning leaders reexamine sexual harassment prevention in light of new state laws

CLO Magazine

1 in the state of Illinois, the Workplace Transparency Act mandates workplace sexual harassment training for public and private organizations with more than 15 employees. Additionally, the training needed to be more meaningful and relatable.”.

Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts

HRWatchdog

Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event. Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw cover the benefits and drawbacks of hosting an off-site work event.

Sexual harassment by a nonemployee confirmed by a Federal court

OmegaHR Solutions

Firing someone who reports harassment is not the best course of action. When I train about sexual harassment or discuss it in a class, one area I mention is that companies can be liable for harassment from a nonemployee. The example I give most often is a delivery person who “flirts” with the receptionist that is receiving the packages. What if the situation involved a male truck driver as the harassed party?

New in 2019 – Expansion of Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements

MapHR

Effective January 1, 2019 employers, required by California SB 1343, with 5 or more employees, are to provide 1-hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to all employees. In addition, those same employers must provide employees with supervisory responsibilities a 2-hour sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training. These trainings must be completed by the end of 2019 and are to be repeated every 2 years.

NYS Sexual Harassment: What Does "Interactive" Training Mean?

Benetech

Hey this is Matt from Benetech answering your common questions when it comes to NY State’s new Sexual Harassment Training. Today’s question: NYS Sexual Harassment Training

Even a sex museum must try to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace

The Employer Handbook

Richardfalk2 [ CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons A former employee of the Museum of Sex in NYC is suing for sexual harassment. Several news outlets reported the story last week. Here’s a snippet from Snejana Farberov writing for the Daily Mail: A former staffer at the Museum of Sex in New York City has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the institution of failing to protect her from being sexually harassed by her co-workers and drunken patrons.

Sexual harassment blind spots: 3 keys to opening your CEO’s eyes

HR Morning

In this post-#MeToo world, nearly every HR pro has made sexual harassment prevention a top priority. But despite your best efforts, harassment isn’t going away. Research shows employees are just as likely to be sexually harassed now as they were before the #MeToo movement. Turns out, even if HR is proactive and diligent when it comes to harassment prevention efforts , if the higher-ups aren’t committed, problems will continue.

What's the Difference Between NYS and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws?

Benetech

Question : What are the differences between NYS and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws? Compliance & Auditing NYS Sexual Harassment Training

Sexual Harassment Outside of Work

EverFi - HR

It may not be widely known, but employers are as responsible for sexual harassment outside of work as they are for harassment that occurs during work hours—when that harassment involves other employees, vendors, customers, or clients. As SHRM’s sample Sexual Harassment Out Of Work Policy and Complaint/Investigation Procedure states, “Employees are prohibited from harassing others both on and off the employer premises and during or outside of work hours.” .

Can a marijuana dispensary be responsible for a manager’s sexual harassment?

The Employer Handbook

In this recent decision , a Colorado federal court concluded that a female plaintiff who worked for a marijuana dispensary had successfully pled causes of action for sex discrimination and quid pro quo sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court merely concluded that, on the face of her complaint, the plaintiff stated claims against the defendant. Sex Sexual HarassmentImage by CMElixirs from Pixabay.

Ask the Expert: Is Workplace Hugging Sexual Harassment?

HR Digest

Sigmund Freud himself identified love and work as the cornerstones of humanness. But drop the L word at the office and minds go to garish affairs, sobbing in the bathroom, and memos from the human resources. People see love as a potential for abuse, alliance, and distraction , all three of which threaten the bottom line. Love has a strong influence on the cultural blueprint of a workplace. You can imagine the repercussions.

CalChamber Podcast: Texting in the Workplace and Other Cautionary Employment Tales

HRWatchdog

Finding novel ways to increase efficiency or prevent workplace harassment can create serious problems for employers if not properly executed or thought out. In the podcast, Shaw mentions that in an effort to increase efficiency, many companies choose to use resume scanning software, and it is possible that this staffing agency simply made an error by checking a wrong box and not reviewing the final job announcement before it was published. Subscribe to The Workplace.

Updated Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Affect Even the Smallest of Businesses

Acacia HR Solutions

For years now, many of our California clients have gotten away with not providing Preventing Sexual Harassment training because they had less than 50 employees. That is no longer the case. California Updates Sexual Harassment Training Requirements California Senate Bill 1343, approved last September, now requires employers with 5 or more employees to provide Preventing. Human Resources Small Business HR Training and Development

Handling sexual harassment when the offender’s the big boss

HR Morning

How should you respond if an employee accuses one of your company’s leaders of sexual harassment? Progressive Women’s Leadership shares important insights in its e-guide, “ Women Leaders Share What’s Working: New Ways to Prevent Sexual Harassment.”. your boss) is accused of harassment, it can put you and your company in a very difficult spot. What will happen when the investigation is over – i.e., When will the findings result in a suspension or termination?

Can you fire a supervisor accused of sexual harassment without investigating first? Yep.

The Employer Handbook

” But, after receiving anonymous complaints of sexual harassment by one or more of the female lifeguards he supervised, the employer suspended and then terminated the lifeguard. That’s what the plaintiff alleged. Image Credit: [link].

NYS Sexual Harassment: Do I have to Train 1099 Non-Employees?

Benetech

Hey this is Matt from Benetech answering your common questions when it comes to NY State’s new Sexual Harassment Training. Today’s question: NYS Sexual Harassment Training