A few weeks ago, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a new toll-free confidential hotline for reporting sexual harassment at the workplace. The hotline, which will be administered by the New York State Department of Human Rights (NYSDHR), was authorized by legislation signed into law back in March. The hotline (1-800-HARASS-3) went live on July 14, 2022. According to the NYSDHR website, the hotline will be operated by staff at the NYSDHR’s Office of Sexual Harassment Issues (OSHI) during regular business hours. The website also advises that OSHI staff will provide callers with “information about filing a sexual harassment complaint with the agency and, if the caller is interested in discussing their case with an attorney, the hotline will provide them with the name(s) and contact information of an attorney who is experienced in providing counsel related to workplace sexual harassment and who has volunteered to provide limited pro bono assistance.” Further guidance will be forthcoming regarding employer obligations for distributing and/or posting materials regarding the hotline and sexual harassment. In addition, just over a month ago, Governor Hochul signed A9513 into law extending the provision of additional leave time for employees to get COVID vaccinations and/or boosters until December 31, 2023. The initial provision of extra leave time had previously been extended until December 2022.