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Harassment Training for Grantmakers: Eliminating Bias in the #MeToo Era

When: 
Friday, April 12, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am PDT
Where: 
Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles
221 S Figueroa St Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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The #MeToo movement has had a profound impact on California employers. 2019 brings several new laws targeting sexual harassment in the workplace, including Senate Bill 1343, which expands existing harassment training requirements. Beginning January 1, 2019, employers of five or more employees must provide two hours of harassment training to supervisory employees and one hour to nonsupervisory employees. All employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal – must undergo training, which must be completed (with limited exceptions) by January 1, 2020. 

This program satisfies SB 1343’s harassment training mandate, and includes a discussion of protected classes under state and federal law, as well as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s harassment, national origin and transgender regulations. Equal pay, discrimination and harassment issues will be explored with hypothetical scenarios designed to illustrate best practices for addressing improper conduct and avoiding claims. Employers can use this training as an opportunity to open lines of communication and improve the work environment. 

This program is for employees of grantmaking organizations at all levels. Staff employees may attend the first hour to satisfy SB 1343’s harassment training requirements. The full-length program is designed for management and supervisory level employees and will focus on recognizing, avoiding and handling problematic situations and complaints.  

Speakers: 

Lisa Von Eschen, Attorney, The Maloney Firm APC

Lisa Von Eschen is an attorney with more than twenty-five years of employment law experience. She counsels businesses and non-profit organizations on federal, state and local compliance issues, including exempt classifications, leaves of absence, payroll, discipline, terminations and reductions in force. Her practice includes advising employers and executives on contracts, commission plans, restrictive covenants, trade secret and confidentiality issues, and severance agreements. She routinely drafts and audits personnel policies and handbooks, leads internal investigations, and conducts preventive training sessions on harassment and other employment topics. Lisa earned a B.A. with honors in English from the College of William and Mary and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. In 2018, Lisa was named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Women Lawyers.

 

Vanessa V. Willis, Attorney, The Maloney Firm APC

Vanessa V. Willis focuses her practice on employment litigation. Vanessa represents both employees and employers in all types of employment matters. She also represents parties in contract disputes, trade secret matters, and other business litigation. Ms. Willis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Russian from the University of Southern California and her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law.

 


Fees: No cost to participate

Who May Attend

This program is for foundation employees at all levels. Staff employees may attend the first hour to satisfy SB 1343’s harassment training requirements. The full-length program is designed for management and supervisory level employees and will focus on recognizing, avoiding and handling problematic situations and complaints.  

Registration:

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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