Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to labor
Senate Bill S7193
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S7193 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S7193 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7193 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law and the executive law, in relation to establishing sexual harassment prevention protocols with- in the private sector PURPOSE: To prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, provide remedies to address sexual harassment, and proscribe affirmative conduct to help prevent future incidents of sexual harassment SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the labor law to require the Department of Labor to draft a model sexual harassment policy and model sexual harassment prevention training for employees, in order to allow all employers with easier access to resources to prevent sexual harassment in the work- place. The Department may consult with the Division of Human Rights in the creation and distribution of the model policy and training program.
2017-S7193 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7193 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 3, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law and the executive law, in relation to establishing sexual harassment prevention protocols within the private sector THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 44 to read as follows: § 44. PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. 1. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PRODUCE A STRONG MODEL MANAGEMENT POLICY STATEMENT DEFINING AND PROHIBITING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE. SUCH MODEL POLICY SHALL INCLUDE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW EMPLOYERS MAY PROVIDE INFORMATION AND REMEDIES TO EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A STATEMENT INFORMING EMPLOYEES OF THEIR RIGHTS OF REDRESS, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF COMPLAINT RESOLUTION CHANNELS AND ASSISTANCE WITH INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. SUCH MODEL POLICY STATEMENT SHALL CLEARLY STATE THAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS CONSID- ERED A FORM OF EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT AND THAT SANCTIONS WILL BE ENFORCED AGAINST INDIVIDUALS ENGAGING IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND AGAINST SUPERVISO- RY AND MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL WHO KNOWINGLY ALLOW SUCH BEHAVIOR TO CONTIN- UE. 2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PRODUCE A MODEL TRAINING PROGRAM TO PREVENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE. (A) SUCH MODEL TRAINING PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE FEDERAL AND STATE STATUTORY PROVISIONS CONCERNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. (B) SUCH DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO INCLUDE INFORMATION IN SUCH MODEL PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSING CONDUCT BY SUPERVISORS AS BOTH PARTIC- IPANTS IN A GENERAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND IN A SUPERVISOR-SPECIFIC PROGRAM TO PREVENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE. 3. THE DEPARTMENT MAY CONSULT WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PRODUCTION OF INFORMATION SET FORTH UNDER THIS SECTION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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