New York State launched last, state-wide Sexual Harassment Guidelines on October 1. Employers should undertake the mannequin coverage—or publish their very own that complies with the mannequin—on or earlier than October 9, 2018.
Whereas these new pointers solely have an effect on employers with operations in New York, Delaware employers ought to take word. Delaware handed an modification to the Discrimination in Employment Act this 12 months, which requires obligatory coaching and notices particular to sexual harassment. The Delaware Division of Labor has indicated, informally, that it’s going to take steerage from New York by way of implementation of the coaching and posting necessities imposed by Delaware regulation. Whereas New York is a little more stringent, it’s a helpful ruler towards which to measure your organization’s compliance efforts. Whereas we look ahead to extra substantial steerage from Delaware’s enforcement businesses, you will get a head begin by protecting your eye on New York!