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Sexual Harassment Training - Required in 6 States

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Sexual Harassment Training Laws in Effect in 6 States

California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, New York and New York City

Statewide Laws in Effect

  1. California

Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2019

Employers Affected: Employers with five or more employees, including temporary or seasonal workers

Employers must provide at least two hours of sexual harassment training to all employees with supervisor duties and at least one hour of training to all employees without supervisor duties by Jan. 1, 2020, and once every two years after that.

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  1. Connecticut

Effective Date: Oct. 1, 2019

Employers Affected: Employers with three or more employees

Employers must provide at least two hours of training to all employees by Oct. 1, 2020 or within six months of hiring thereafter.

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  1. Delaware

Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2019

Employers Affected: Employers with 50 or more employees in Delaware

Employers must train new employees within a year of their start date and every two years after that in addition to training current employees before Jan. 1, 2020.

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  1. Illinois

Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2020

Employers Affected: Employers with 15 or more employees

The Department of Human Rights will develop and adopt a sexual harassment training program, which all employers will use, unless they establish another that "equals or exceeds the minimum standards provided by the model." Employers must provide this training at least once a year.

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  1. Maine

Effective Date: Nov. 1, 2017

Employers Affected: Employers with 15 or more employees

Employers must use a checklist developed by the Maine Department of Labor in developing the sexual harassment training program they must use to train every employee within one year of his or her start date.

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  1. New York

Effective Date: April 12, 2018

Employers Affected: All employers

Employers must provide employees an annual, interactive sexual harassment training by Oct. 9, 2019. The training needs to include an explanation of sexual harassment, examples of conduct that amounts to sexual harassment and the ways employees can report sexual harassment.

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Local Laws in Effect

  1. New York City

Effective Date: April 1, 2019

Employers Affected: Employers with more than 15 employees

Employers must train any employee within 90 days of their hiring. The law outlines what training must cover, which includes an explanation of sexual harassment, the employer's complaint process, bystander intervention and the responsibilities of supervisors and managers.

View NY City Law

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