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Labor Department updates sexual harassment policy

Labor Department updates sexual harassment policy (WRGB FILE)
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New York’s Department of Labor finalized its updates to state sexual harassment policy Tuesday.

The changes are aimed at strengthening protections for workers.

Much of the new guidance added is focused on modernizing the policy, with more information for remote workers, a new interactive training video and online resources to help both employers and employees understand and comply with what's required of them.

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Gov. Kathy Hochul announced plans to update the policy when she first took office.

That, of course, came in the wake of then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation amid multiple workplace sexual harassment allegations that he continues to deny.

One of the claims against him was that he did not take sexual harassment training and instead had a staffer take it in his place.

With Tuesday's release of the updated guidance, Hochul sent out a statement.

" ...these policy changes and resources will help businesses adapt their policies to the modern workplace and solidify New York's standing as a national leader for worker protection."
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