Bill Text: NY S04845 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires employers submit an affirmative acknowledgement of implementing a sexual harassment prevention policy which meets or exceeds the minimum standards upon the completion of the employer's annual training or the training of a newly hired employee.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-27 - REFERRED TO LABOR [S04845 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04845-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4845
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 27, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sens. SKOUFIS, BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
        AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation  to  requiring  employers  to
          submit an affirmative acknowledgement of implementing a sexual harass-
          ment prevention policy which meets or exceeds the minimum standards
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 201-g of the labor law,  as  added
     2  by  section 1 of subpart E of part KK of chapter 57 of the laws of 2018,
     3  is amended to read as follows:
     4    3. a. The department shall consult with the division of  human  rights
     5  to  create a system for every employer to affirmatively acknowledge that
     6  the employer has met or exceeded the sexual harassment prevention policy
     7  minimum standards required by this section and the  regulations  promul-
     8  gated by the commissioner in accordance with this section.
     9    b.  Each  employer  shall  submit  to  the  department  an affirmative
    10  acknowledgement that the employer has met or exceeded the sexual harass-
    11  ment prevention policy minimum standards required by  this  section  and
    12  the  regulations promulgated by the commissioner in accordance with this
    13  section upon the completion of the employer's annual  sexual  harassment
    14  prevention  training  and  upon  the completion of the sexual harassment
    15  prevention training if any person  newly  hired  by  the  employer.  The
    16  employer  shall use the system created by the department under paragraph
    17  a  of  this  subdivision  to  submit  the  affirmative  acknowledgements
    18  required by this paragraph.
    19    4.  The  commissioner [may] shall promulgate regulations [as he or she
    20  deems necessary] for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this
    21  section.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    23  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10906-01-9
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