New York State and City Move Aggressively Against Sexual HarassmentOn September 21, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts
Since spring 2018, New York State and New York City have been aggressively moving to protect against sexual harassment in the workplace and, in so doing, have recently created numerous compliance obligations for employers. In April, 2018, New York State (“NYS”) enacted a bundle of new laws to combat sexual harassment. In May 2018, New York City (“NYC”) enacted new legislation with the same purpose. Some of these laws and regulations are already in effect, but the laws with substantial affirmative obligations for employers will become effective over the next few months. This Alert summarizes the new laws, regulations and requirements, provides a guide to impending changes, and identifies the requirements that remain subject to change.