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State of New York has new rules to curb harassment

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The unveiling of New York’s 2019 budget made it clear that the state has maintained its focus on curbing sexual harassment in the workplace. Included in the legislation, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law on April 12, are numerous new requirements that discourage sexual harassment, strengthen anti-harassment policies and make it easier for alleged victims to pursue harassment claims in court.

The measures affect both private and public employers.

Here are some of the highlights:

All employers

Effective July 11, 2018—90 days from the date when Cuomo signed the legislation on April 12—except where inconsistent with federal law, no written contract shall contain a clause or provision requiring the parties to submit any allegation or claim of sexual harassment to mandatory arbitration. Any such contract provision will be deemed null and void.

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