Upcoming EAC and CEAC Events

Hot Topics from the CEAC Hotline

February 23, 2024

Presented by
James F. Rumm, Esq.
Founding Partner of Kennedy McCarthy & Rumm, LLP



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Last Day to Register is
February 20, 2024

This topic will cover prevalent issues that employers are facing. The presenter, James F. Rumm, Esq. will provide insight on the range of topics and questions coming from EAC members throughout the State to his firm, who manages the Statewide EAC hotline. The presentation will focus on common and some uncommon issues that have to come to light from assisting EAC members.

The Key Learning Objectives:

  • Dealing with obligations for accommodation to disabled employees.
  • Obligations to employee after they give their two week notice.
  • What to do when you receive a demand for payroll records or a workers compensation subpoena.
  • Navigating the ever tricky meal and rest break obligations and how to best protect against employee claims.

08:45 am – 09:00 am | Zoom room opens for check-in
09:00 am – 10:30 am | Program with James F. Rumm, Esq.

Presentation via Zoom
Zoom link will be provided via email the week of the event from


  • Non-members are $35 per attendee.
  • Members are $25 per attendee with Member Coupon Code.

No refunds, however substitutions are permitted.

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Last Day to Register is
February 20, 2024


James F. Rumm, Esq. is a founding Partner of Kennedy McCarthy & Rumm, LLP and has spent most of his 20+ year legal career defending and advising employers. His practice is dedicated to representing employers and business owners exclusively, including the defense of wage and hour class actions, Private Attorney Generals Act (PAGA) claims, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims, and other complex employment litigation. James has successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

James was admitted to the California State Bar in 2003. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998, and his juris doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2002.

James is a frequent speaker and member of many legal organizations including the Orange County Bar Association and the Robert A. Banyard American Inn of Court. James is a proud husband of a marathoner and spends his free time at the field or poolside watching his daughter’s water polo matches and cheering his son on in club soccer.


Santa Clara County
Employer Advisory Council
Invites You to Attend a Webinar on

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

AI in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know


In the past year, AI has become an increasingly hot issue for employers. From concerns about inherent bias in the AI tools employers use to evaluate job applicants, to the pros and cons of using generative AI to aid job functions, to anxieties that AI might replace some jobs altogether, everyone has AI on their minds. Join Fisher Phillips regional managing partner, Jason Geller as he explores the latest applications and opportunities for AI in the workplace. He’ll cover everything employers need to know to best leverage AI and how to avoid common pitfalls that could lead to lengthy litigation.

About the Speaker: Jason Geller 

Jason Geller is the managing partner of Fisher Phillips’ San Francisco office. Jason represents employers in all facets of employment law matters. He has experience defending employers in litigation involving claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and California wage and hour laws. Jason has defended employers against class and individual wage and hour claims, including claims for alleged misclassification of exempt and independent contractor status, and failure to pay overtime and provide meal periods and rest breaks. He also frequently defends employers in whistleblowing and retaliation claims, including claims under the California Whistleblower Act, the False Claims Act, and various provisions of the California labor code.

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Time: 08:30 a.m. to 09:45 a.m.


  • 08:30 to 09:30 a.m. Welcome and presentation begins.
  • 09:30 – 09:45 a.m.  Questions and answers and closing comments.

Cost to attend the webinar for non-members is $25 per person.

No cost for 2024 EAC Santa Clara County members.

The link will be sent after you register for the event.

For questions about the Santa Clara County EAC membership or webinar registration, contact Pinky Amin. To learn more about the California Employer Advisory Council, visit We look forward to your event registration. Sincerely, Pinky Amin, Coordinator Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council This employer seminar is provided for education and information purposes only; it does not constitute an endorsement of the curriculum or speakers by the State of California EDD or by the EAC. Aside from staff designated to represent the EDD, we assume no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the materials provided during this event. The EDD, an equal opportunity employer/program, is a partner in this event. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Requests for services, aids, and/or alternate formats need to be made prior to the event by calling 1-408-216-6200. TTY users, please call the California Relay Service at 711.

Navigating the Landscape of Protected Union Activity & the NLRA 

  • Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Time:11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Location: Temecula Civic Center Conference Room

              41000 Main Street  Temecula, CA  92591

Presenter:  Carola Murgia, Associate with the law firm of Fisher Phillips, San Diego.

Lunch will be provided.  Free Parking is available in the south parking structure.   

Registration is available through Eventbrite at:

Marin EAC Labor Law Update Webinar

  • Title: “Employment Law Issues and Solutions” 
  • When: Thursday, January 25th, 2024.
  • Time: 8:30AM – 12:00Noon
  • Location:  Online
  • Cost: $125 for Nonmembers, $100 Members  No Refunds.
  • Speaker: William Betley.

Advance registration is required.

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About the speaker:

William Betley represents employers in all areas of employment law, including unlawful harassment, discrimination, employee classification, wage and hour, class action and PAGA matters. He provides his clients full service representation from advice and counsel through trial focusing on an aggressive yet practical approach to risk management and conflict resolution. This approach has resulted in a number of excellent results for his clients. Mr. Betley is a former President of the California Employers Advisory Council and was recently elected to serve as that organization’s Vice President. He is also the Chairperson of the Inland Valley Employers Advisory Council and acts as the CEAC’s Regional Vice President in the Inland Empire. Mr. Betley is also on the Inland Empire Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Board of Directors and he is an Adjunct Faculty Member at California State University San Bernardino focusing on labor, employment and business ethics. Mr. Betley is a frequent speaker at numerous AALRR, CEAC, SHRM and Professionals in Human Resources Association seminars and he regularly travels throughout California providing presentations on a number of employment and business-related topics. Mr. Betley is listed in the National Registry of Who’s Who for Attorneys in the United States.

Solano/Napa Labor Law Update Webinar:

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  The 2024 Employment Law Update”

Jon Light has over 40 years of experience in the field of employment law, is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has been named multiple times as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers.” As the managing attorney at LightGabler, Jon and his team members consult with over 3,000 companies throughout California regarding their day-to-day employment law needs.

Jon is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He is the author of two editions of the nationally acclaimed and award-winning book, The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball. He resides in Camarillo with his wife of 40 years, Angela, a retired public school teacher. Their 32-year-old identical twin daughters live on the east coast and abroad, and one, along with her husband, a Green Beret Captain, has presented Jon with his first grandchild, Paloma.