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Monday, November 19, 2018

NEW LAW: New York City Independent Contractors Must Receive Sexual Harassment Training

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

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.  

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 employers who have more than 15 employees/independent contractors must ensure they are compliant with the new law which takes effect on April 1, 2019.

Employers should visit - to get your employees and independent contractors trained today.