2018Sept-NY Releases Draft Training and Policy Models Related to Sexual Harassment Training

As previously noted, all employers in New York State will, among other things, be required to adopt and distribute a new anti-sexual harassment prevention policy by October 9, 2018, and implement annual sexual harassment prevention training for all New York employees.  The New York State Department of Labor (“DOL”), in consultation with the New York State Division of Human Rights (“SDHR”), recently released a draft guidance relating to New York State’s anti-sexual harassment laws.

The draft guidance includes the following:
(1) Combating Sexual Harassment: Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”)
(2) Minimum Standards for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
(3) Minimum Standards for Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies
(4) A Model Sexual Harassment Policy for All Employers in New York State
(5) A Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
(6) A Model Internal Complaint Form for Reporting Sexual Harassment

The draft guidance is open for public comment through
September 12, 2018. Employers wishing to submit
comments regarding the draft guidance should contact
Phillips Lytle.