Sexual Harassment Workplace Training Updated

On June 8, 2017, Maine Governor Paul LePage signed legislation (H.P. 1016) to coordinate and enforce existing workplace training requirements. Under the law, the Maine Human Rights Commission will provide the required sexual harassment workplace poster on its website. In addition, the law requires the Maine Department of Labor to develop a compliance checklist for employers to develop a sexual harassment training program, keep a training record of the program, and maintain records of who has completed the training. These records must be kept for three years. The law also provides enforcement and penalty provisions.

The law is effective 90 days after adjournment (approximately July 17, 2018).

Read ME H.P. 1016