Welcome to Employer Advisory Council Monterey Bay!

The Employer Advisory Council (EAC) Monterey Bay is comprised of employer representatives conducting businesses throughout the Monterey County. In Partnership with the Employment Development Department (EDD), the EAC helps employers do business more effectively and efficiently. The EAC provides educational seminars to employers about relevant employment issues, increases employer knowledge of EDD programs and services, increases cooperation and communication between EDD and the private sector, and identifies ways to improve EDD services.

Next Seminar

2022 Labor Law Update

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Time: 8:30am-12:00pm

Location: Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course, Seaside, CA

Description: The EAC Monterey Bay will offer its annual Employment Law Update taking you through the latest regulations impacting almost every aspect of employment for 2022. Attorneys Sara Boyns and Christopher Panetta will provide you with a whole host of imperative information ranging from new reporting requirements due to COVID-19 and beyond. Come and learn about new employment laws for all California employers.

Hot topics being discussed:


  • What laws currently apply
  • Vaccine mandates
  • Litigation


  • Intentional wage theft
  • Regular Rate
  • Expense Reimbursement
  • Rounding of Meal Periods
  • Payroll Records




  • Mandatory Arbitration Provisions
  • Settlement & Severance Agreements
  • Workplace safety
  • Independent contractor developments
  • Joint employer issues
  • CFRA expansion
  • Minimum wage and exempt salary increases


  • Employment Related Pending Bills


  • 8:30am-9:00am Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00am Welcome by Dean Callendar, EAC Chair
  • 9:15am-11:30am Labor Law Update
  • 11:30am-12:00pm Q & A Session

Registration: Employers can register at the Eventbrite website: REGISTER HERE!


Membership in the EAC Monterey Bay is open to employers conducting business in Monterey County. There is no membership fee.

Membership Benefits enable employers to:

  • Stay current with changes in employment law through expert speakers at general membership meetings.
  • Receive assistance on a variety of employer/employee relationship topics through access to a California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) management hotline.
  • Network with peers in the business community.
  • Have a voice in EDD procedure and policy through a direct link to EDD’s management.
  • Plan and attend seminars and workshops about Job Services, Employment Tax, Disability Insurance, Unemployment Insurance, equal employment opportunity, personnel administration, and other business-related issues that meet employer needs.

Contact Information

For more information about membership and seminars, contact:

Angelica Casillas
EPR/EAC Coordinator
Employment Development Department
730 La Guardia Street, Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 755-3286 phone
(831) 758-3606 fax
[email protected]

Board of Directors

Dean Callender
EAC Chairperson
Pan American Insurance Agency

Julia Belliard
EAC Treasurer
Agricultural Personnel Management Association

Christie Cromeenes
Salinas Valley Builders Exchange

Steve McShane
Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce

Ignacio Alvarez
Sabor Farms, LLC