Overview: Training employees and supervisors, to the greatest extent possible, improves communications within the organization and reduces any organization's exposure to workplace legal risks. Specifically, proper recordkeeping practices can place employers in a better position when targeted in regulatory audits, participating in compliance reviews or defending court claims.
Training requirements vary by state. Training addressing harassment in the workplace continues to be required in several states. Newer legislative requirements address documentation regarding training in E-Verify compliance.
In order to achieve internal goals and balance training needs and desires, employers should conduct a training needs analysis. Effective training programs accurately identify what subjects should be taught, and which employees should be trained.
Trends: Employers now enjoy a wide array of employee training and development options, especially with the rise of learning-based technologies for the workplace. Global employers may wish to invest in a centralized training system, with options for customization based on local priorities and requests. Developments in this area add affordable possibilities to an employer's menu of training choices.
Author: Marta Moakley, JD, Legal Editor
Updated to reflect proposed regulations regarding sexual violence and harassment prevention training for property service workers.
Updated to include New York City requirements, effective April 1, 2019.
Updated to include New York City compliance requirements, effective April 1, 2019.
As mandated by the New York Commission on Human Rights, all New York City employers should provide the New York Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training to employees, or meet or exceed its requirements.
This briefing for supervisors provides a training tool on sexual harassment protections in Maine.
This briefing provides a training tool for employees on sexual harassment protections in Maine.
This briefing for supervisors provides a training tool on sexual harassment protections in Connecticut.
Connecticut and Maine employers must ensure compliance with sexual harassment prevention training requirements.
This briefing provides a training tool for employees on sexual harassment protections in Delaware.
This briefing for supervisors provides a training tool on sexual harassment protections in Delaware.