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When are the deadlines for providing training for both New York City and New York State? The deadline for providing training for New York State is October 9, 2019. New York City employers began training April 1, 2019 and have until December 31, 2019 to comply.  

Who requires training? • All employees in New York State, even if they live out of state, but work in New York • Any employer bidding on a New York contract, must provide proof of training for all employees • All workers, regardless of immigration status • Exempt or non-exempt employees, part-time workers, seasonal workers, temporary workers and interns  

How often is training required?  

Annual training is required for New York State and New York City.

What are some of the differences between NY State requirements an the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act? New York State • Employers with over one employee must provide sexual harassment prevention training • New York State requires training within 30 days after employment • Employers are encouraged to keep a signed acknowledgement and to keep a copy of training records New York City • Employers with more than 15 employees (including interns) must provide sexual harassment training • New York City requires training within 90 days after employment • Training must include information about the importance of bystander intervention • Managers will need to be provided with additional training • New York City requires employers to keep a signed acknowledgement and record of completion for three years  

What about contractors, subcontractors, consultants and vendors I do business with? Beginning in January 2019, all state contractors must submit an affirmation that they have a sexual harassment policy and that they provide annual training to all their employees.  

What does bystander training mean? New York City Law requires bystander intervention training. Bystander Intervention is the idea that we all have a role to play in the prevention of harassment in our workplace. A bystander is someone who witnesses an event and has the ability to help.  


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