senate Bill S4876

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring employers to obtain an acknowledgement of receipt from employees of their sexual harassment prevention policy and sexual harassment prevention training program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Feb 17, 2021 referred to labor

S4876 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A470
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §201-g, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5132, A7139

S4876 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring employers to obtain an acknowledgement of receipt from employees of their sexual harassment prevention policy and sexual harassment prevention training program in writing in English and in employees' primary languages; requires employers to obtain acknowledgements from employees and keep such acknowledgements for six years.

S4876 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4876 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4876
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- 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  requiring  employers  to
   obtain  an  acknowledgement  of receipt from employees of their sexual
   harassment prevention policy and sexual harassment prevention training
   program in writing in English and in employees' primary languages
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision 3 of section 201-g of the labor law is renum-
 bered subdivision 5 and a new subdivision 3 is added to read as follows:
   3. A. EACH TIME AN EMPLOYER PROVIDES HIS OR HER EMPLOYEES WITH WRITTEN
 NOTICE OF SUCH EMPLOYER'S SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY AND INFOR-
 MATION PRESENTED AT SUCH EMPLOYER'S SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION  TRAIN-
 ING  PROGRAM,  THE  EMPLOYER SHALL OBTAIN FROM THE EMPLOYEE A SIGNED AND
 DATED WRITTEN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, IN ENGLISH AND IN THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE OF
 THE EMPLOYEE, OF RECEIPT  OF  THIS  NOTICE,  WHICH  THE  EMPLOYER  SHALL
 PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN FOR SIX YEARS.  SUCH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SHALL INCLUDE
 AN  AFFIRMATION  BY THE EMPLOYEE THAT THE EMPLOYEE ACCURATELY IDENTIFIED
 HIS OR HER PRIMARY  LANGUAGE  TO  THE  EMPLOYER,  AND  THAT  THE  NOTICE
 PROVIDED  BY  THE EMPLOYER TO SUCH EMPLOYEE PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION
 WAS IN THE LANGUAGE SO IDENTIFIED OR IF SUCH  NOTICE  IS  NOT  AVAILABLE
 FROM  THE  COMMISSIONER IN THE EMPLOYEE'S PRIMARY LANGUAGE, WAS PROVIDED
 TO THE EMPLOYEE IN ENGLISH, AND SHALL CONFORM TO ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIRE-
 MENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER WITH REGARD TO CONTENT AND FORM.
   B. EVERY EMPLOYER SHALL NOTIFY HIS OR HER EMPLOYEES IN WRITING OF  ANY
 CHANGES  TO  HIS  OR  HER  SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY OR TO THE
 INFORMATION PRESENTED IN HIS OR HER SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION  TRAIN-
 ING  PROGRAM,  AT  LEAST  SEVEN  CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE TIME OF SUCH
 CHANGES.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.  Effective immediately the addition, amendment and/or
 repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
 this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
 on or before such effective date.

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