Did you know that one in five workers in the U.S. are now required to receive anti-harassment training? Aside from the training mandates, it’s simply a best practice to proactively train your workforce and review training policies to help protect your business.

Update Your Training.

According to Harvard Business Review, cutting-edge training related to sexual misconduct and gender discrimination equips the full workforce to support victims and speak up against perpetrators. The states that already require anti-harassment training for employees and supervisors include: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, New York, New York City, Washington, & Washington D.C. (for tipped employees).

The states that require an anti-harassment policy include: California, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, & Washington.

State Requirements Increasing.

The #MeToo movement has prompted states to require additional anti-harassment training. Please, take a moment to revisit your policies, and confirm your business is compliant.

Payroll Network is here to help if you have questions about state-specific thresholds, training frequency requirements, or need help with training solutions. Contact me at kwade@payrollnetwork.com or 301-339-6005 to learn more.


Kyle Wade

  1. Harvard Business Review, “Ending harassment at Work Requires an Intersectional Approach,” April 23, 2019, Pooja Jain-Link, Trudy Bourgeois, and Julia Taylor Kennedy