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New York Passes Law Requiring Annual Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Both New York State and New York City have recently passed laws which require that employers now conduct annual and comprehensive sexual harassment prevention training for its employees. This mandate applies to all physicians and medical practices with any employees.

According to the New York State law, effective October 9, 2018: “Every employer shall utilize the model sexual harassment prevention training program pursuant to this subdivision or establish a training program for employees to prevent sexual harassment that equals or exceeds the minimum standards provided by such model training. Such sexual harassment prevention training shall be provided to all employees on an annual basis.” Moreover, employers will be required to maintain records of their compliance with the law which include signed employee acknowledgments. A similar law, passed by the New York City Council, becomes effective April 1, 2019.

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