October 9, 2019

TIMES UNION, October 9, 2019 – Employers had until Wednesday to comply with a mandate from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and state lawmakers, which was spurred by activists and intended to foster harassment-free workplaces.

All employers were required last year to offer a handbook detailing their sexual harassment prevention policies, and then given a year to ensure all employees — regardless of their immigration status and whether they’re part-time, seasonal, temporary or minors — complete an interactive training.

Andrew Rawson, co-founder of Traliant, which offers online compliance training, is skeptical that the vast majority of businesses in New York have complied with the law, as it doesn’t carry any penalties and the state can’t easily check for compliance.

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