"While the federal government repeatedly ignores the voices of women speaking out against the scourge of sexual violence, in New York, we are taking action," Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, said. On April 12, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed into law the FY 2019 New York State Budget, which included important sexual harassment standards for all employers in the state. A proposal from his 2018 Women's Agenda for New York: Equal Rights, Equal Opportunity; the package is, according to New York State, the most comprehensive one pertaining to sexual harassment in the United States.
Sexual harassment prevention is essential for your organization. Not only does it ensure that every employee feels safe and comfortable, but in many instances, it enables you to remain legally compliant with your state’s laws. Many states outline specific rules concerning the provision of sexual harassment training in the workplace.
Sexual Harassment prevention training isn’t new to employers in California, but the number of employers and employees impacted by such training initiatives has grown. Shortly after New York passed legislation requiring that all employees receive annual sexual harassment prevention training, California set about expanding on the previous requirements set forth by AB1825. Is Your Company Impacted by SB1343? Previously, with AB1825, employers with at
Recent sexual assault scandals have rocked the U.S. and the world. High-profile media and entertainment celebrities have been forced to step down from their lofty perches in light of widespread sexual harassment allegations. The behavior of candidates for the highest offices in the land has been scrutinized, placing their candidacy at serious risk.
What’s on the horizon for compliance training? The landscape is expanding and changing rapidly, with new technology and visions on how to keep the workplace safe and comfortable, with a view to ensuring that employees are confident and informed every day. As 2018 comes to a close, we are on the cusp of exciting possibilities and solutions for businesses in the new year. Here are the compliance training trends that are set to define 2019. 1. Customization will be the buzzword of 2019. Your accountant deals with your business’s sensitive financial data every day.
From Hollywood to Silicon Valley, California companies have frequently made headlines for incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault. But the culture of “boys will be boys”, prevalent in tech companies and the entertainment industry, is being challenged on a number of fronts. The toxic culture which has been tolerated, and even facilitated, in these industries is facing increasing scrutiny and legislative pressure. In September 2018, California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law a series of bills designed to more effectively prevent and eliminate sexual misconduct in the workplace.
With new sexual harassment training requirements launching in the US, HR and learning professionals are looking for guidance on who needs to be trained and how to meet the requirements with their sexual harassment training program. In this brochure, Interactive Services walks through the evolving state-specific legislation and what it means for your learners. In October 2018, New York is the first jurisdiction to make sexual harassment training mandatory for all employees regardless of tenure, seniority and – crucially – firm size. Expanding on California's AB1825, SB1343 now requires California employers with at least five employees to provide sexual
With the #MeToo movement taking the world by storm and shaking up Hollywood, corporate, and university cultures, the challenge for organizations is how to make sexual harassment in the workplace a thing of the past. But how, exactly? But some states, like New York, are leading the charge by passing a number of new anti-harassment initiatives. Are You Ready? By October 9, 2018, employers in New York will be required to deliver annual sexual harassment training to all employees, contractors, consultants, and suppliers. With the deadline fast approaching, companies in the Big Apple are scrambling to comply.
One of the key responsibilities a compliance officer has is to maintain a workplace free from sexual harassment. Not only does this unethical behavior lead to low employee morale and reduced productivity, but it can also result in lawsuits and hefty penalties if it is shown that the company in question has not taken the required preventative steps to stamp it out. One of the tools at a compliance officer’s disposal is, of course, training.
It seems like a new sexual harassment scandal hits the news every day now. We see the moral high ground crumble beneath CEOs, high-profile politicians, and Hollywood icons on a regular basis. At the same time, we get a sense of the entrenchment and persistence of harassment via the #metoo movement. According to a survey released in 2017 by the American Management Association (AMA), more than 90% of participating organizations have a sexual harassment policy in place.