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Sexual/Anti-harassment Training Course for Individual Employees

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Sexual/Anti-harassment Training Course for Individual Employees – 3 upcoming dates: Tuesday September 24, 2019 – 8:15am check-in, 8:30 start 30-45 minute training Thursday October 3, 2019 – 8:15am check-in, 8:30 start 30-45 minute training Employees do NOT need to attend all 3 dates, just one training session is needed. Presented by Hudson Valley Resource Group (HVRG) Per NYS, sexual/anti-harassment training must be completed BY OCTOBER 9, 2019 for every employee, regardless whether they are exempt or non-exempt, full-time, part-time, seasonal, per diem or occasional. Training is mandatory for all employers (private sector, non-profits, and municipalities) even if you have only one employee. HVRG’s training course is designed to comply with the interactive employee training requirement of NYS’s Sexual/Anti-harassment Law to help employees further their knowledge on this topic and recognize situations that may involve harassment in their workplace. Topics will include: • an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with guidance issued by the Department of Labor in consultation with the Division of Human Rights • examples of conduct that would constitute unlawful sexual harassment • information concerning the federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment • information concerning employees’ rights of redress and all available forums for adjudicating complaints • information addressing conduct by supervisors and any additional responsibilities for such supervisors Each employee in attendance will receive a signed acknowledgment form confirming they completed this training. Please note, late arrivals will not receive an acknowledgment form. Training sessions available: Tuesday September 24, 2019 Thursday October 3, 2019 Employees do NOT need to attend all 3 dates, just one training session is needed. Time: 8:15am check-in, 8:30am training Where: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front St, Hudson, NY 12534 Fee: $30 per employee payable to Columbia County Chamber Reservations required: contact the Chamber at 518-828-4417 or email akneller@columbiachamber-ny.com to make a reservation Note: space is limited and these mandatory NYS training sessions fill up fast, please reserve ASAP **This course is intended to assist employers in meeting the minimum threshold for required employee training, but does not relieve or discourage employers from more frequent or detailed employee and supervisor education regarding their company-specific sexual/anti-harassment policy as it relates to NYS Sexual/Anti-harassment Law obligations. Should you need assistance managing obligations under this law, please call Teresa at HVRG at 518-751-3013.