Bill Text: NY A11303 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires public employers to provide bi-annual anti-bias and inclusion training; requires such training also be provided to private sector employees who are front-line service professionals.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2018-08-15 - referred to labor [A11303 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A11303-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     August 15, 2018
        Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Carroll) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Labor
        AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to requiring public employers
          to provide bi-annual anti-bias and inclusion training
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 201-h to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 201-h. Anti-bias and inclusion training. 1. All public employers and
     4  state contractors shall provide mandatory bi-annual anti-bias and inclu-
     5  sion training, as described in subdivision two of this section,  to  all
     6  employees. Such training shall also be offered to private sector employ-
     7  ees who are front-line service professionals.
     8    2.  Such anti-bias and inclusion training shall include, but shall not
     9  be limited to: (a) general discussions about diversity and bias, includ-
    10  ing unconscious bias; (b) tools to create an  inclusive  and  respectful
    11  work environment; (c) examination of employee's own personal biases; and
    12  (d) identification of ways to respond to discrimination and bias.
    13    3.  For purposes of this section, the term "front-line service profes-
    14  sionals" means any employee that deals directly with customers.
    15    4. The commissioner may promulgate rules and regulations as he or  she
    16  deems  necessary for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this
    17  section.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.