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AMHERST, NY – Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes is announcing a second Sexual Harassment Prevention Seminar for businesses that need assistance meeting the new state requirement.
Starting this year, the state is mandating all businesses provide sexual harassment prevention training for their employees on an annual basis. The Amherst Chamber held its first training course in February, but high demand is dictating another session to help more businesses comply with the new rules.
In the most recent legislative session, state lawmakers approved a sweeping new set of reforms to the state’s laws on sexual harassment designed to offer new protections for victims in the workplace and when they report inappropriate behavior.

“New York State’s sexual harassment laws are now among the toughest in the country,” says Baynes. “We want to make sure businesses and employees are prepared and that is why we are offering this training once again to members and non-members.”
The two-hour course will be guided by a panel of experts, led by Lisa Coppola of The Coppola Firm, who has developed a rigorous program aligned with the new sexual harassment reforms.

Joining Coppola on the panel are Frank LoTempio III, a defense attorney at LoTempio Law Group and a representative from Employer Services Corporation.

To comply, employers can register their employees at Upon completing the training, participants will receive certification that the NYS mandate has been met.
WHAT:      NYS Compliant Sexual Harassment Prevention Seminar
WHERE:   SUNY Erie North Campus
WHEN:      Monday, August 12
                  4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Amherst Chamber of Commerce
It is the mission of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce to nurture a strong economic base in the Buffalo Niagara Region, thereby making it possible for members of the community to grow and prosper.  The Chamber seeks to maintain a high quality of life and promote a sound public policy for the region. With a membership exceeding 3,000, we are committed to partnering with our members to provide ownership in developing marketing driven programs and services.
Joanna Pasceri  
Sr. Director of Communications and Marketing
716.632.6905 (W)
716.445.3425 (C)

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