Now that Labor Day is behind us, we are looking ahead to the various compliance deadlines facing New York State and New York City employers this fall. As a reminder, beginning tomorrow, September 6, 2018, all New York City employers are required to display the anti-sexual harassment rights and responsibilities poster developed by the New York City Commission on Human Rights in both English and Spanish, and distribute a sexual harassment fact sheet to individual employees at the time of hire.
This requirement is codified in Local Law 95, which is part of the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act. The notice and the fact sheet explain that sexual harassment and retaliation are prohibited under the NYC Human Rights Law, provide examples of harassment, and include contact information for reporting complaints to the NYC Commission on Human Rights, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission. You can read our more extensive coverage of these legislative developments and their corresponding requirements here and our update on the newly-released draft New York State guidance on sexual harassment policies and training here.
We will continue to update this blog as additional information becomes available and to remind you of upcoming compliance deadlines.
In the meantime, we strongly urge you to be proactive in meeting the upcoming compliance deadlines, and of course, our employment attorneys are standing by ready to assist you in those efforts.