Back to top

SCG’s Returning to Work Series: California Workplace Harassment Prevention Training and Compliance 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021
9:30am - 11:30am PDT
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $50.00
Add to Calendar

While the pandemic has profoundly changed California’s work environments and employer operations, the importance of understanding state law requirements for workplaces remains unchanged. In 2019, several new laws targeting sexual harassment in the workplace were introduced, including California’s Senate Bill 1343, which expands existing harassment training requirements. Under this bill, employers of five or more employees must provide two hours of anti-harassment training to supervisory employees and one hour to nonsupervisory employees. All employees – full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal – must undergo training and repeat it every two years.

How do these requirements and laws apply to workplaces since the pandemic? Join attorney Lisa Von Eschen from The Maloney Firm APC and Samantha Botros, Employment Law Liaison for the South Bay Bar Association to learn how employers can adapt to the changing times and use SB 1343 as an opportunity to open lines of communication and improve in-person and virtual work environments.

This program will include a discussion of protected classes under state and federal law, as well as in the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s harassment, national origin, and transgender regulations. Attendees will explore equal pay, discrimination, and harassment issues through hypothetical scenarios designed to illustrate best practices for addressing improper conduct and avoiding claims. 

This program satisfies California’s anti-harassment training mandate.



Samantha Botros

Employment Law Liaison, South Bay Bar Association

Samantha Botros represents and counsels employers and management in many aspects of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, privacy issues and California wage and hour matters. Her practice also includes advising clients on severance agreements, employee handbooks and personnel policies. She also conducts preventative anti-harassment training sessions. Ms. Botros serves as the Employment Law Liaison for the South Bay Bar Association. She graduated magna cum laude from University of San Francisco School of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Calgary in Canada.

Lisa Von Eschen

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. Lisa has been named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Women Lawyers and recognized as a Super Lawyer on the Southern California Super Lawyers List.


Second Part of Series 

SCG’s Returning to Work Series: Best Practices for Reopening the Work Place

Thursday, June 24 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Register >>>



Presented in partnership with:




evolve is SCG's suite of programming that champion’s transformational leadership.      


Current SCG, NCG, and SDG Members: $0
Eligible Non-members: $50

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and Catalyst members and eligible non-members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
NCG & Catalyst members: Please contact [email protected] to register.
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, 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.

Funding Issue Area & Geographic Regions
Event type