New York Employment Law Update – April 2018

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Sexual Harassment

On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.B. 7507C):

  • Requiring that bids submitted to the state, or any state agency or department, contain a certification concerning sexual harassment.
  • Prohibiting mandatory arbitration clauses to resolve any allegation or claim of sexual harassment.
  • Related to reimbursement of funds paid by public entities for the payment of awards adjudicated in sexual harassment claims.
  • Prohibiting nondisclosure agreements in any agreement or settlement involving sexual harassment.
  • Establishing a model policy regarding the prevention of sexual harassment and a model training program to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Protections against the sexual harassment of non-employees.

The law is effective October 1, 2018.

Read NY S.B. 7507C

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