MD News Article: Sexual Harassment Training: Are You in Compliance? By Valerie K. Ferrier - published in the January 2020 edition of MD News Long Island.
"Both New York State and New York City law now require annual sexual harassment training for all employees. The laws overlap and in some cases conflict, making proper implementation tricky for employers. The deadline for compliance with the city’s training requirement was April 1, 2019, and the deadline for compliance with the state law was October 9, 2019. While the city law covers employers with 15 or more employees over the course of a year (even if not all at once), the state law applies to businesses with even a single employee. Moreover, the term “employee” is broadly defined, encompassing part-time and full-time employees, seasonal and temporary workers, and even employees who are based in another state if they “work a portion of their time in New York State.” The city law also applies the training requirement to paid or unpaid interns who work at least 80 hours in a year and for at least 90 days."
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