NYS Sexual Harassment Laws – What Employers Should Know

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with Robert C. Whitaker, Jr., Esq.
Monday, July 30, 2018
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Fee $40, includes light refreshments

REGISTER ONLINE at www.hsctc.org/workshops
Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library,
E. Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca (driving and access directions below)
Presented by the Human Services Coalition
Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

On April 12, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed a bill into law that expands employers’ liability for sexual harassment, imposes
restrictions on the settlement of claims, and establishes certain policy and training requirements.

We will address these changes and offer practical insight on how employers can prepare for the law’s requirements.

Attendees will learn:

  • The new mandates for employers
  • Limitations on non-disclosure clauses and arbitration
  • New annual training and record keeping requirements
  • How to prepare for upcoming provisions to the law
  • Tips for creating and/or modifying policies and procedures

About the Presenter:
Robert C. Whitaker, Jr., Esq.Robert C. Whitaker, Jr.
is a partner at Hancock Estabrook, LLP and a member of the Labor &
Employment, Construction and Intellectual Property Practices. He is the Leader of the Military Law
Practice and Chair of the Firm’s Hiring Committee. Mr. Whitaker focuses his practice on representing
private employers in all aspects of state and federal labor and employment law. In addition, he regularly
enforces copyrights in federal court on behalf of national and international musical composers, authors
and lyricists.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Whitaker served as a Defense Attorney for the Navy Judge Advocate
General’s Corps (Navy JAG Corps), representing active duty military personnel in military federal courts throughout the
southeastern United States. He also served as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate and Prosecutor for the Commanding General
of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group in Al Anbar, Iraq. Since joining the Firm, Mr. Whitaker has continued to serve in the Navy
Reserve where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In this capacity, Mr. Whitaker has served as an instructor at
the Naval Justice School teaching newly commissioned attorneys how to best litigate administrative separation boards and
perform legal assistance services. Mr. Whitaker continues to represent military clients in matters involving Veteran Benefits,
Administrative Separation Boards, Courts-Martial, and others

Registration and Payment
Register online at www.hsctc.org/workshops. If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607.273.8686 or
email registration@hsctc.org.

Cancellation Policy
All registration sales are final – we are unable to refund or transfer fees onto a different workshop for missed
sessions. At times a workshop may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other issues. If this occurs, we will post the
cancellation on our website: www.hsctc.org/workshops, email all registered participants, and refund any prepaid fees. If you
plan to walk-in, please check our website for the most up-to-date information prior to attending.

Scholarships
Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose non-profit board and staff members cannot attend without one. To
request a scholarship, email: registration@hsctc.org in advance of the workshop.

Snacks
Coffee, other drinks, and snacks are provided at all workshops; lunch is not provided. Attendees at sessions in the Borg
Warner Room may leave and eat lunch on the beautiful Ithaca Commons.

Special Needs
Please notify us if you have any special needs; the Coalition wishes to make its workshops accessible to everyone.
For the comfort of everyone, HSC workshops are fragrance free. We appreciate your cooperation.

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