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Thursday, November 15, 2018

NEW LAW: New York City Brokers are Required to Provide Sexual Harassment Trainings to Independent Contractors

All real estate salespersons in NYC, which includes Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx, must receive sexual harassment training if there are more than fifteen (15) employees/independent contractors in the brokerage.

The NYC Commission on Human Rights recently released guidance on the "Stop Sexual Harassment Act" which requires employers to provide sexual harassment training to its employees on an annual basis.  

Of particular importance to real estate brokers, the guidance clarifies that the law requires all employers with fifteen (15) or more employees (which includes independent contractors) to provide training to all independent contractors who have performed work for the employer for more than 90 days or 80 hours in a calendar year. All brokers who have more than 15 employees/independent contractors must ensure they are compliant with the new law which takes effect on April 1, 2019.

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