Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for 2024
Note for Trustees:
If you have already completed the 2024 training (including the supervisor training) for your employer, you have satisfied this requirement.
Please Note: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training does not qualify as Trustee Education and does not fulfill the NYS Trustee Education Requirement.
This training is being provided based on the requirements of New York State for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. All supervisors, employees, and volunteers should watch the training video below. When you have completed the training you can contact the director of the library you represent. They will tell you how to get your certificate. FLLS does not provide certificates of completion unless you are a staff member or trustee for the System itself. If you have any questions about the training, you can fill out the contact form below, and we will respond to you with an answer as soon as possible.
The video below, which may be watched via YouTube or downloaded, meets all state minimum training requirements except one: the video alone is NOT considered interactive. If you are using this video to meet the training requirements, you must also: ask questions of employees as part of the program; accommodate questions asked by employees, with answers provided in a timely manner; or require feedback from employees about the training and the materials presented. This can all be done by using the fillable PDF answer sheet provided HERE. Employees are able to record their answers directly on the PDF, or print a copy and record answers by hand. Employees should return their answer sheets to their supervisors upon completion of the training and retain a copy for their records.
There is space at the bottom of the answer sheet for employees to include any questions they have while watching the training video, including those specific to their industry, questions about the company’s reporting process and questions about how hypothetical cases would be handled
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training 2024
Please Note: NYS Dept. of Labor has not created a new video so far for 2024, so the 2023 video is still the current one.
Policies and Updates
Several government agencies have provided resources to help workers and employers navigate workplace issues related to COVID-19.
USA.gov has general information about what the U.S. government is doing in response to COVID-19.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a COVID-19 Webpage to provide information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak.
Wages, Hours and Leave
Here is another FFCRA resource COVID-19: Additional Funds Authorized for Small Business Relief
While not specific to the coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Commerce has an in-depth Guide to Enterprise Telework, Remote Access and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security, which can help answer security questions for employers regarding telework arrangements.
Group Health Insurance
IRS Notice 2020-15 allows a high-deductible health plan to waive cost-sharing for the testing and treatment of COVID-19 without application of a deductible.
The DOL’s Employment and Training Administration announced new guidance outlining state flexibilities in administering their unemployment insurance programs to assist Americans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
NOTE: Check with your state’s unemployment insurance program regarding the rules in your state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.
The World Health Organization (WHO) offers Coronavirus Travel Advice.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has created What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and the Coronavirus.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin to ensure covered entities and their business associates are aware of the ways that patient information may be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in an outbreak of infectious disease or other emergency situation.
Public Health Information
For ongoing U.S. public health information about coronavirus, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus website.
The WHO works worldwide to promote health and has various Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak resources.
Check individual state health department websites for local information.
The IRS has established a special section of its website focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus, and specific guidance on the tax credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
The American Institute of CPAs is providing a chart of State Tax Filing Guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic to check on state filing relief efforts.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has created Guidance for Businesses and Employers to plan and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
While not a government entity, the National Conference of State Legislators offers Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources to track both state and federal legislative actions related to the outbreak, including state quarantine and isolation statutes.
Southern New Hampshire University, in partnership with Guild Education and Penn Foster, is offering free interactive training for frontline workers on how to stay safe while mitigating the spread of COVID-19. These micro-credentials are hosted on SNHU’s LRNG platform and take about 15 to 20 minutes per topic to complete.
Safe Work Playbook
An interactive guide for COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response
As has always been the case, you can apply for unemployment insurance if you have lost your job through no fault of your own. Additionally, on March 27, 2020, a law was signed that provides additional Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19.
This new law provides:
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA):Extends eligibility to individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UI benefits (e.g., self-employed workers, independent contractors).
- Pandemic Unemployment Compensation:An additional $600 per week, on top of regular benefits, to all UI recipients through July 31, 2020.
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation:An additional 13 weeks of UI benefits, beyond the 26 weeks already provided by New York State, for a total of 39 weeks of coverage.
Additional resources on the CARES Act.
NY State Resources
COVID-19 legislation enables Paid Family Leave to be used by an eligible employee if they, or their minor dependent child, are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation issued by the state of New York, the Department of Health, local board of health, or any government entity duly authorized to issue such order due to COVID-19.
New York’s Governor outlined a phased plan to re-open New York starting with construction and manufacturing, implemented in phases based on regional analysis and determinations.
Guidance on Essential Services In New York State
NY Forward Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Template
Tompkins County Moving Toward Re-Opening Page
As New York State shares guidelines around a safe and coordinated reopening of communities, the Tompkins County Health Department will update information, FAQs, and local resources here https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/movingforward.