Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020
referred to labor
|Mar 21, 2019
referred to labor
Senate Bill S4716
2019-2020 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
2019-S4716 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S4716 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Includes information about bystander intervention training in the department of labor's model sexual harassment prevention policy that includes information and practical guidance on how to enable bystanders to recognize potentially problematic behaviors and to motivate bystanders to take action when such bystanders observe problematic behaviors.
2019-S4716 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4716 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to bystan- der intervention training SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 201-g of the labor 2 law to include bystander intervention training in the model sexual harassment prevention training program. Section 2 provides the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: It is critical that our state implements effective prevention strategies to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment. Violence and harassment in the workplace can have detrimental effects on both targets and their coworkers, leading to higher rates of turnover and absentee- ism.
2019-S4716 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4716 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 21, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to bystander intervention training THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 201-g of the labor law, as added by section 1 of subpart E of part KK of chapter 57 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows: a. Such model sexual harassment prevention training program shall be interactive and include: (i) an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with guidance issued by the department in consultation with the division of human rights; (ii) examples of conduct that would constitute unlawful sexual harassment; (iii) information concerning the federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment; [and] (iv) informa- tion concerning employees' rights of redress and all available forums for adjudicating complaints; AND (V) BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING THAT INCLUDES INFORMATION AND PRACTICAL GUIDANCE ON HOW TO ENABLE BYSTANDERS TO RECOGNIZE POTENTIALLY PROBLEMATIC BEHAVIORS AND TO MOTI- VATE SUCH BYSTANDERS TO TAKE ACTION WHEN OBSERVING PROBLEMATIC BEHAVIORS. § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend- ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen- tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10257-01-9
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