Although Mayor de Blasio signed it into law almost a year ago, the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act became fully effective last week on April 1, 2019. The law mandates that employers with 15 or more employees (including independent contractors) in the prior calendar year must conduct anti-sexual harassment training on an annual basis for all employees, including managers and supervisors. The law dictates that employers must also train new employees within 90 days of their initial date of hire if that new employee works more than 80 hours for the employer in a calendar year. A free online interactive training module developed by the NYC Commission on Human Rights can be used to satisfy the training requirement. All training must be completed by 12/31/19 according to the NYC law and annually thereafter, however New York state law requires all employees be trained no later than October 9, 2019!