MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, September 26, 2018 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training for the modern workforce, today announced the availability of a new sexual harassment training course to help employers in New York City and New York State meet new sexual harassment training requirements and fast-approaching deadlines.
New York State recently issued draft model training guidelines requiring that New York-based employers conduct annual sexual harassment training for all employees starting October 9, 2018. All employees − including part-time and temporary workers − must complete the training before January 1, 2019, and new employees must be trained within 30 days of their start date.
New York States’ sexual harassment prevention laws passed this spring are among the most comprehensive in the US. As a result, HR practitioners and their organizations should have plans well underway to meet the new requirements as deadlines are fast approaching.
Under the new laws, New York-based employers must conduct annual sexual harassment training for all employees − including part-time, temporary and seasonal workers − by October 9, 2019. As employers may be liable for the actions of employees immediately upon hire, the State encourages training as soon as possible. Going forward, organizations must conduct sexual harassment prevention training annually.Read On
Raising awareness of disability discrimination is an important step in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, while also helping your organization avoid discrimination claims in recruiting, hiring and promotions.Unfortunately, employees and job candidates with disabilities continue to face numerous barriers.In 2017, disability discrimination made up almost 32% of all discrimination charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Only retaliation (48.8%) and race discrimination (33.9%) charges were higher.
And in spite of a tight job market, only 18.7% of individuals with a disability were employed in 2017, compared to 65.7% of people without a disability, reports the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. That means individuals with a disability face an unemployment rate (9.2%) that is more than twice that of people with no disability (4.2%). Read On