SARA B. BOYNS

Sara represents employers with regard to a wide variety of workplace issues, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour claims, employee benefits, wellness programs, employment policies, leave issues, and defense of post-employment claims. Her 27 years of experience in areas of law ranging from civil litigation to estate planning complements her expertise in employment law, and provides a unique perspective to problem solving for her clients. Sara is proactive and responsive when assisting managers and employers in complying with complex laws, preventing and solving day-to-day workplace problems, and developing a productive, profitable work force. Sara presents interactive and current educational seminars on employment related topics for clients and the general public, including the California statutorily required harassment prevention training seminars for supervisory employees. A member of the firm since 2000, Sara is involved in community activities related to education and youth.

Principal Areas of Practice:

Employment, wage and hour law, employee handbooks and policies, employment agreements, privacy issues, benefits issues, prevention and defense of employment related claims.

Education:

University of Utah, B.S., 1980; Monterey College of Law, J.D., 1987.

Professional Qualifications and Activities:

Admitted to the California Bar in 1988; admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Professor, Monterey College of Law, Legal Writing and Analysis, 2000-2003.

Memberships:

California Association of Workplace Investigators; Labor and Employment Law Section, California State Bar; Central Coast Human Resource Association; Monterey County Bar Association (Executive Committee); Girls, Inc., of the Central Coast (Vice President); Leadership Monterey Peninsula (1986).

e-mail:

SBoyns@FentonKeller.com