Both the New York State Legislature and the New York City Council recently adopted new legislation targeting sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. State Labor Law now requires that all New York employers, regardless of their size, provide sexual harassment training annually to all employees and provide employees with a written non-harassment policy. Littler is ready to help employers with New York operations become fluent in the new requirements and prepare for increased government oversight of their harassment prevention policies and programs.

To help employers implement the required training, the Littler Learning Group (LLG) has prepared compliant training materials that can be delivered to employees in several ways, including:

Live In-Person Training

Littler attorneys regularly lead live, in-person trainings on anti-harassment and anti-discrimination laws and improving workplace culture. Company handbook policies will be incorporated into our training so that employees are reminded of internal policies first and foremost. This training, like all Littler trainings, is very interactive and includes demonstrative videos, slides and images. We provide a one-hour employee training and a two-hour manager training.

Live Webinar Training

Littler attorneys regularly lead live webinar trainings, which mirror the live in-person training described above but is conducted remotely. Employees can log on from their own computers or a conference room to view the training, engage in discussion and interact with the live Littler attorney leading the training remotely. For an added fee, this webinar can be recorded and provided to the employer to use as a training tool for two years.

Sexual Harassment Training

Littler has a 30-minute sexual harassment video that incorporates much of the state’s “model training” and meets the minimum standards required by State and City law. The video outlines New York sexual harassment laws, standard internal policies and standard complaint options for every employee. The video serves as a Human Resources tool for employers and comes with a two page guide and opportunities within the video to pause and engage in discussion to satisfy the interactive requirement. This video is meant to be presented in-house with internal Human Resources or other personnel present to answer questions.

Materials License and Train-the-Trainer

The in-person training materials are also available for purchase for internal use via a Materials License and a Train-the-Trainer option. Attorneys regularly consult with Human Resources and in-house counsel in order to improve internal training products and plans or provide guidance on how to present the first and third options above on their own.

eLearning Program

An online, self-paced program co-developed by LLG and eLearning provider Kantola Training Solutions. The program can be accessed by computer, phone, etc., and tracks employee completion for the employer.

Contact your Littler attorney to discuss training options or email us at LittlerLearningGroup@Littler.com.

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