Month: August 2019

Deadline for NY companies to implement anti-harassment training coming up

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WTEN NEWS 10 ALBANY, August 29, 2019 – The deadline for employers to provide anti-harassment training to New York State employees is coming up in October.

Companies that provide anti-harassment training services say New York State laws for the workplace evolve year after year.

“The sweeping legislation was passed in 2018. That went into effect October 9th, 2018, with the deadline of October 9th this year. But, since then there have been four additional laws passed,” Andrew Rawson, Traliant CLO, said.

One expands protections for victims of domestic violence in the workplace.

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Illinois is the Latest State to Tackle Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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Illinois sexual harassment trainingOn August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Workplace Transparency Act into law, effective January 1, 2020, in the latest state effort to help prevent sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The new bill addresses many aspects of workplace discrimination and harassment, including training provisions for all employees.

All employees must receive sexual harassment training

Illinois’ new law will require all employers to update their training practices, key policies, personnel forms, severance agreements and arbitration agreements. In particular, the law’s sexual harassment training provisions apply to all Illinois employers and require that:

  • Employers provide training to all employees on an annual basis.
  • Every bar and restaurant must have sexual harassment policies and training specifically tailored for the restaurant and bar industry.
  • Interactive training meets or exceeds the standards of the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) model.

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5 Training Tips to Help Hotels Ensure A Harassment-Free Workplace

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HOTEL ONLINE, August 26, 2019 – The #MeToo movement and new anti-harassment laws are prompting many organizations to seek new ways to create more respectful, inclusive workplaces that are free of sexual harassment. For the hotel industry, with its people-centric culture and unique working environment, this can be particularly challenging. Regardless of the industry, preventing workplace harassment requires a holistic approach, encompassing the right policies and procedures, training and education, culture and commitment from leadership.

An effective harassment prevention training program can be a cornerstone in creating a safe, respectful environment for employees and guests. Here are five training tips:

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New York Lowers Legal Barriers for Proving Sexual Harassment

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New York Sexual Harassment Laws

New York employers should be aware of a significant change in the legal standard for proving  sexual harassment in the workplace. A new bill, which amends the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), increases protections for employees who have been sexually harassed. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the new legislation on August 12, 2019. Read On