Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (IN ENGLISH)

Date: May 22, 2019

  • Registration begins at 8:30 AM;
  • The first hour, beginning at 9:00 AM, will be for supervisors and non-supervisorial staff;
  • The second hour will be just for supervisors.

Location: Red Lion Hotel (formerly Bay Park Hotel), Monterey, CA (MAP LINK)

The law firm of Fenton & Keller presents the California required workplace harassment and discrimination prevention training for supervisorial and non-supervisorial employees.

Presenter: Sara Boyns and Evan Allen

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Sexual Harassment Training (IN SPANISH)

Date: May 17, 2019

  • Registration begins at 8:30 AM;
  • The first hour, beginning at 9:00 AM, will be for supervisors and non-supervisorial staff;
  • The second hour will be just for supervisors.

Location: Red Lion Hotel (formerly Bay Park Hotel), Monterey, CA (MAP LINK)

The law firm of Fenton & Keller presents the California required workplace harassment and discrimination prevention training for supervisorial and non-supervisorial employees.

OJO:  Este entrenamiento también se presentará en español el 17 de mayo, 2019.  Para más información, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ.

Presenter: Sharilyn Payne 

Registration Required.

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Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Prevention Training Now Required for All California Employers

In September 2018, Governor Brown signed SB 1343, which expands mandatory sexual harassment prevention training to require California businesses with five or more employees (including temporary and seasonal employees) to provide sexual harassment training to all employees by January 1, 2020.  Importantly, employers must count independent contractors in determining if they have five or more employees, and even if the employees or contractors work at different locations or all work or reside outside of California, they must be counted.

New regulations published by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing require that employees be trained during the calendar year 2019, so employees who were trained in 2018 or before will need to be retrained before January 1, 2020.  Supervisors must receive at least 2 hours of sexual harassment prevention training, and non-supervisory employees must receive at least 1 hour of training.  Training of supervisors must occur within six months of the individual becoming a supervisor, and then once every two (2) years.

Please contact Fenton & Keller if you would like to schedule sexual harassment prevention training at your worksite.   Fenton & Keller will also be offering legally compliant sexual harassment prevention training for supervisory and non-supervisory employees in English on March 1, 2019 and in Spanish on February 27, 2019.  For more information visit www.fentonkeller.com, email cstoll@fentonkeller.com, or call 831-373-1241.

Article written by Marco Lucido.


Sara Boyns Named 2019 Businesswoman of the Year

Picture of Sara BoynsOn January 15, 2019 the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce announced that Sara Boyns is receiving the Chamber’s Businesswoman of the Year Award. The Chamber’s announcement states, “Sara Boyns is at the forefront of Fenton & Keller’s efforts at inclusiveness, having served as a mentor and inspiration to young leaders in our community. Throughout her years in executive roles as a Fenton & Keller partner and attorney, she has taken every opportunity to share the wisdom and experience she has gained to help other associates build fulfilling careers. Sara has mentored other women executives through decisions about changing roles and client responsibilities, managing workloads and forging relationships with their male peers.”
Sara was raised on the Monterey Peninsula and attended local public schools, the University of Utah, and Monterey College of Law. She has been practicing in Monterey for over 30 years, focusing on assisting employers with employment law compliance and defense of claims. Sara’s community involvement includes Leadership Monterey Peninsula (class of 1985), teaching Legal Writing at Monterey College of Law, serving on the Boards of Lyceum of Monterey County, Monterey County Women Lawyers Association, Barristers, Monterey County Bar Association, Central Coast Human Resources Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Hospice Giving Foundation Golf Scramble committee. Sara currently serves on the Fund Development Committee of Girls Inc. of the Central Coast.
Sara’s newspaper article, Workplace Law, published every two weeks in the Monterey Herald, provides readers with information regarding current employment law issues, new developments in the law, and best practices for employers. Sara regularly provides interactive training on sexual harassment prevention, managing employee performance issues, new laws, and legal considerations involved with hiring in-home caregivers. Sara’s practice has expanded to include independent investigations of workplace harassment and discrimination claims.
Sara particularly enjoys her role as grandmother to Cassadee, age 4, and spending time with her husband Casey, daughter Marisa and her son Christopher.
Read more about Sara Boyns on her attorney page.

Gladys Rodriguez-Morales Joins Fenton & Keller

Picture of Gladys Rodriguez-MoralesThe shareholders of Fenton & Keller are pleased to announce that Gladys Rodriguez-Morales has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Gladys’ practice focuses on assisting both employees and employers in all areas of labor and employment law matters including wage and hour issues, termination, discrimination, and retaliation. Gladys' practice also includes representing clients in general civil litigation matters.
Prior to joining Fenton & Keller, Gladys worked for a local law firm representing employees in various labor and employment law matters where she gained valuable experience litigating large wage and hour class action lawsuits. Gladys’ past experience representing employees gives her a unique perspective when it comes to representing and counseling employers.
Gladys is fluent in Spanish and having grown up on the Central Coast, she has strong ties to the local Spanish speaking community.
Read more about Gladys at her attorney page.

Marco A. Lucido Joins Fenton & Keller

Marco A. Lucido PictureThe shareholders of Fenton & Keller are pleased to announce that Marco A. Lucido has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Marco’s practice focuses on all aspects of civil litigation, including labor and employment law and general business litigation. Prior to joining Fenton & Keller, Marco worked as a paralegal for one of the preeminent political law, government law, and lobbying firms in the country, serving a national clientele that included leading businesses, non-profits, trade associations, individuals, unions and public agencies. During law school Marco clerked with the California Attorney General’s office where he submitted criminal appellate briefs and argued before the California Court of Appeal. He also externed for the United States Attorney’s office and the Honorable James M. Lorenz while he competed in several intramural and national moot court competitions as a member of the USD Law Appellate Moot Court Board. As a Pacific Grove native, Marco is excited to work with individuals and businesses on the Monterey Peninsula.

Read more about Marco on his Profile Page.