Welcome to the Northcoast Employer’s Advisory Council Website!

The Northcoast EAC includes Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

The EAC was developed to promote a stronger partnership between the California EDD and the business community. The Northcoast EAC is composed of local employer volunteers representing a cross section of business and industry who join with EDD staff to assist the employer community to do business more effectively and efficiently. Its commitment is to provide information on employment-related issues, and to enhance the communication between EDD and the private sector.

The Northcoast EAC is one of more than 50 similar organizations throughout California, under the umbrella organization, the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC).

Benefits of Membership

Benefits of joining the Northcoast EAC are:

  • Stay current with changes in employment law through expert speakers at general membership meetings.
  • Receive assistance on a wide variety of employer/employee relationship topics through access to a management hotline.
  • Keep abreast of current information through California Employer Advisory Council and EAC newsletters.
  • Have a voice in EDD procedure and policy through a direct link to EDD’s management.
  • Find out how to access a larger source of potential employees through the CalJOBS internet based system.
  • Network with other business professionals.

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Upcoming Events

September 19, 2018 – Mike Darrow and Martin Lapp of Cal OSHA present Cal/OSHA Enforcement – What Your Business Needs to Know. SHRM/HRCI will be available.  This seminar is half day 9:00 am to 12 noon.

October 17, 2018 – Carol Marzouk, Executive Coach and Behavioral Strategist presents Conflict Resolution for Management. SHRM/HRCI will be available.  This seminar is half day 9:00 am to 12 noon.

November 9, 2018 – Rick Johnson of Stone Tree Consulting in Imperial Valley, CA is a certified training officer presenting California’s Bi-Annual Sexual Harassment Training including the new required SB 396 components. Completion of this seminar will satisfy this newest California compliance mandate. SHRM/HRCI will also be available. This seminar is half day 9:00 am to 12 noon.

December 19, 2018 – Membership Appreciation and City Update with Eureka City Manager Greg Sparks. 12 noon to 1:30 pm.

January 16, 2019 – Randy Weaver, Labor Market Consultant for the Employment Development Department’s Labor Market Information Division presents the latest updates and answers employer questions about local and California economy. SHRM/HRCI will be available. 12 noon to 1:30 pm.

February 20, 2019 – Patti Huber, Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner, speaks on current labor law topics for employers. SHRM/HRCI will be available. 12 noon to 1:30 pm.

March 20, 2019 – Ben Kennedy of Carr, Kennedy, Peterson and Frost discusses Small Business Investigations. SHRM/HRCI will be available. 12 noon to 1:30 pm.

April 17, 2019 – Annual All Day Event. Speaker Bill Betley, senior partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Lola, Ruud & Romo presents Labor Law Updates. SHRM/HRCI will be available. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

May 15, 2019 – Topic and Speaker pending

Meet the Northcoast EAC Executive Board of Directors!

Tomas Chavez, Chairperson

Karen Cunningham, Vice-Chairperson & Treasurer, Subtrac

Aim’ee Carroll, Publicity Coordinator/Secretary – Carbonneau Tile

Robyn Stalcup, EDD Manager, Humboldt, Del Norte and Mendocino Counties

EDD Representative, EAC Coordinator – EDD Workforce Services

Doug Floraday – Express Employment Professionals

Lori DeVoist – Pierson Company

Melody Cook – Jackson and Eklund

Michelle Sanders – North Coast Co-op

David Breisacher – Murphy’s Markets

How to Contact Us

For additional information on the Northcoast Employer Advisory Council, please call our EDD coordinator at (707) 441-5702 or e-mail at [email protected].You can also contact Kurt Barthel at (707) 498-1619 or [email protected].

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Membership Information

Employers are invited to become members for $40.00 annually due in January. This membership is per company allowing all employees access to the above benefits.