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New York: New rules about sexual harassment go into effect

October 1, 2018

On April 12, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed Senate Bill 7507C. This new law implements new rules addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. It:

  • requires all bids submitted to the state or state agency or department to contain certifications regarding sexual harassment
  • prohibits employment agreements from requiring mandatory arbitration of allegations or claims of sexual harassment
  • prohibits nondisclosure agreements from including agreements or settlements involving sexual harassment
  • establishes a model policy about preventing sexual harassment and a model training program to about prevent workplace sexual harassment
  • extends protections against sexual harassment to non-employees

The new law becomes effective on October 1, 2018.

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