Farm Industry

Tools for Farm Employers

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

The date of compliance is 10/9/2019, this video is provided to answer some of your questions.

Updates and Resources of information on NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations

In July we held a conference of professionals to cover various topics on new regulations that impact farmers with any number of employees. These meetings will include the Farm Business Management Specialist Speaking with other experts being Zoomed in to cover various topic areas.

  • 10:00‐10:15‐ MARY‐KATE WHEELER Introduction to the New Rules: Overview, deadlines, and dates.
  • 10:15‐11:00‐ RICHARD STUP Resources Available from Extension: How to use reviewed case studies.
  • 11:00‐11:30‐ KELSEY O'SHEA Legal Concerns: Compliance, implications, and risks.
  • 11:30‐12:00‐ Lunch/Break
  • 12:00‐12:30‐ LIBBY EIHOLZER Outside Materials: Other agencies resources, risks and concerns.
  • 12:30‐1:00‐ NICOLE TOMMELL Closing Remarks: Summarizing action items, updates on other labor research.

Who is considered an Employee for the training requirement? And when does the training need to be completed?

“Employee” includes all workers, regardless of immigration status. Employee also includes exempt or non-exempt employees, part-time workers, seasonal workers, and temporary workers. All employees must complete the model training or a comparable training that meets the minimum standards by Oct. 9, 2019.

The North Country Regional Ag Team is a Cornell Cooperative Extension

partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations in Jefferson, Lewis,

St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, and Essex counties.

Last updated August 29, 2019