Sexual Harassment Prevention – In the Age of #MeToo and #TimesUp

Sexual Harassment Prevention – In the Age of #MeToo and #TimesUp

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Ave, Concord, CA 94520

This will be an interactive two-hour sexual harassment training with:

  • Current examples, dilemmas
  • Best practice strategies
  • Update on new laws/requirements including bullying, gender identity and gender expression, and social media issues.
  • Bring your current harassment policy and your complaint procedure and see how they compare to recommended policies.

This program will satisfy California training requirements for supervisors.
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Meet our Speakers:

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Andrea Kelly Smethurst

Andrea Kelly Smethurst

  • Andrea Kelly Smethurst is an employment law attorney specializing in workplace investigations. She regularly conducts outside workplace investigations into alleged employee misconduct for private and public employers of all sizes. Ms. Kelly Smethurst is fluent in Spanish.  In addition to conducting investigations, Ms. Kelly Smethurst also serves as an expert on workplace investigations, serves as an EEO Monitor, and provides employers with legal advice on personnel matters, employment practices, and policies. She represents employers in administrative matters before the DFEH, the EEOC, the DLSE, and the DOL.
  • Ms. Kelly Smethurst has trained supervisors, human resource professionals and employment attorneys through various organizations including the State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Association of Workplace Investigators, the Practising Law Institute, the Northern California Human Resources Association, the Council on Education in Management, the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA), Northern California Employers Roundtable, and the California Employers Advisory Council. Her articles have been published in the California Labor & Employment Law Review (an official publication of the State Bar of California), the California Business Law Practitioner, the Contra Costa Lawyer, and in the HR Bulletin.
  •,   925-932-4955
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James Wu

James Y. Wu

  • James Y. Wu, is an Employment Law/HR Attorney with over 22 years of experience providing day-to-day advice and counsel to businesses of all sizes regarding employment law compliance and HR issues, including Employee Handbooks, policies, hiring, leaves of absence, discrimination, harassment, and employee termination. He helps employers comply with the complex maze of federal, state and local employment laws.
  • James also defends companies when they face claims from current or former employees, contractors, and government agencies. James is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA). He is also a past President of the CCCBA’s Employment Law Section. James also served as the President of the Northern California Employment Roundtable (sponsored by the CA Department of Fair Employment and Housing) for two years. James earned his BA and MA from Stanford University and his JD from Boston College Law School.

Eventbrite - Sexual Harassment Prevention - In the Age of #MeToo and #TimesUp

2017 CCCEAC Membership Application

2017 will be an amazing year for CCCEAC Members and if you are not currently a CCCEAC Member, 2017 would be a great time to get on board!

Please complete the CCCEAC Membership Application!

 Membership Benefits include:

  • Access to our Management Hotline for answers to your labor and employment law questions
  • Discount on EAC seminars and training
  • 20% discount on compliance poster products
  • Scholarship awards program
  • Networking and marketing opportunities for your business products or services
  • Membership in California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC)

For further information please contact the Membership Chair by email at

Is it OK to say “NO” to Audits, Inspections, and Investigations?


Please join us on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, for our seminar entitled: Is it OK to say “NO” to Audits, Inspections, and Investigations?

Certificates of attendance will be available upon request.


                                                                           The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with

 The California Employment Development Department


  Is it OK to say “NO” to Audits, Inspections, and Investigations?

Phyllis Cheng

DLA Piper

For membership information, contact
  You can pay for your annual membership dues at the following link:

 Is it OK to say “NO” to Audits, Inspections, and Investigations?

How to prepare and respond when auditors come knocking on your door.

Speaker: Phyllis Cheng

Before joining DLA Piper, Phyllis was the Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the largest state civil rights agency

in the United States. Originally appointed to head the DFEH by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, then retained by Governor Jerry Brown, Phyllis is well respected by both sides of the political aisle and enjoys a reputation as a hard-working public official who improved the DFEH during a budget crisis by implementing innovative business concepts.
 At DLA Piper, she focuses her practice on  employment policy and legislative and business development issues that concern companies in California. During her nearly seven-year tenure at DFEH, the agency took in 140,000 complaints, prosecuted between 400-500 cases, including several class complaints, and garnered wins and settlements of about $100 million plus affirmative relief. Meanwhile, during a budget crisis, rather than laying off employees, she closed down five physical facilities to reduce rents, relocated staff and partnered with seven law schools and colleges on campus, staffed by a combination of public employees and civil rights fellows, thus growing the capacity of the agency while drastically reducing costs.
 Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520

Check-in: 7:30 a.m.

Program: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Cost: $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers