|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 21, 2019||referred to labor|
senate Bill S3941
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3941 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3941 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3941 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law and the executive law, in relation to establishing sexual harassment prevention protocols within 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-
S3941 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3941 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 21, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, BENJAMIN, GOUNARDES, LIU -- 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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