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New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements
New York is at the forefront of addressing sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. This includes legislation enacted in 2018 and 2019 and updated guidance issued by New York State in October 2019 and by [New York City](https://www.easyllama.com/harassment-requirements/new-york-city) in January 2020, which expands sexual harassment prevention training requirements and affects many more organizations.
Who needs to be trained?

All employees and employers working any portion of time in New York. The NYDHR advises employees to train new employees "as soon as possible."

New York City: Employers with 15 or more employees (including contractors) in the previous calendar year. Employees (including interns) working more than 80 hours in a calendar year who have worked for at least 90 days. Independent contractors working more than 80 hours in a calendar year who have worked for at least 90 days and have not received mandated annual training elsewhere.

New York City: Employees (including interns) working more than 80 hours in a calendar year who have worked for at least 90 days.

New York City: Independent contractors working more than 80 hours in a calendar year who have worked for at least 90 days and have not received mandated annual training elsewhere.

How long does the training need to be?

There are currently no duration requirements for sexual harassment training in New York.

How often do employees need to be trained?

Employers must provide training to each employee in New York once a year.

What is required to be covered to be compliant?

New York: Employers may choose to provide additional or separate training to supervisors and managers but are not required to do so.

New York City:

  • An explanation of sexual harassment as a form of unlawful discrimination under New York City law.
  • A description of sexual harassment, with examples.
  • Any internal complaint process available to employees to address sexual harassment claims.
  • And more!
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