By Mary Byrnes, AAI-M, AU, Education Department
Sexual Harassment Training is required to be provided by all NYS employers to all of their employees by October 9, 2019. It's a little less than 90 days until the deadline. If you haven't provided the required training to your employees yet, there's still time. Big I New York is providing an easy-to-follow, helpful guide on how to get it done.
Our guide includes options for DIY training, a webinar vendor option, or bringing someone in to do training in a meeting setting. Many agents we've spoken to have decided to go with the DIY training, and that's what we did at Big I NY. The guide walks you through each step and provides the links to videos for the DIY option, and you can do that one at no cost. We try to make it as easy as possible for our member agencies to comply with the requirement; it's another great benefit of Big I NY membership.
You can find the helpful guide to sexual harassment prevention training on our website.
Please note, New York City has separate requirements for training including both employees and how independent contractors are counted. If your agency is located in NYC, you should visit the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC website.
For those agencies that have administered the training to their agency staff, you're ahead of the game. Woohoo! Way to go!