New York enacts stricter laws against sexual harassment

Earlier this year, Governor Cuomo signed into law sweeping changes to the state’s sexual harassment law.  The new law requires employers to develop anti-harassment policies and training and bans most nondisclosure agreements and mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment complaints.  Importantly, sexual harassment training must be in-person and interactive; computer training will no longer suffice.  Employers must comply with the law's directives by October 9, 2018 in New York State and by April 1, 2019 in New York City.

Email Gary Sastow at gsastow@bgkslaw with inquiries about the new law or for assistance with compliance.