Welcome to the SF EAC Website!

The San Francisco Employer Advisory Council (SF EAC) is composed of employer volunteers representing a cross section of business and industry. The EAC was developed to promote a stronger partnership between the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and the business community. Its commitment is to assist employers in conducting their business more effectively and efficiently, to provide information on employment-related issues, and to enhance the communication between the EDD and the private sector.

Date Topics Speakers
1/11/2023 San Francisco Ordinances Steve Erkel from Seyfarth Shaw LLP
2/08/2023 Taking the Difficult Out of Difficult People Jaime Orendac from MYOHR, LLC
3/08/2023 “Should you stay or should you go” Effective Handling of Employee Termination Jonathan Fraser Light from LightGabler
4/12/2023 Conducting Workplace Investigations Marc Jacuzzi from Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi P.C.
5/10/2023 Leading When You and Your Team are Exhausted Carol Marzouk from Lion Tamer
6/14/2023 Calculating Missed Breaks Brian Dixon from Littler Mendelson


Date Topics Speakers
1/12/2022 The Great Return The Great Return from Seyfarth Shaw LLP
2/09/2022 Leaves of Absence Sara Shok and Krista Mitzel from the Mitzel Group, LLP
3/02/2022 Cal Savers and Mandatory Retirement Chad Johansen from Plan Design Consultants, Inc.
4/06/2022 The Hybrid Workforce: Key Wage and Hour Issues on the Minds of Employers Kevin Quan from Fisher & Phillips LLP
5/11/2022 Employee Handbooks: Key Compliance Requirements & Judgment Calls Raymond Hixson from Hixson Nagatani LLP
6/08/2022 Resilience in the Workplace Dr. Jonathan Horowitz, PhD Founder/CEO Clinical Psychologist (PSY24198)
7/13/2022 Media year update & SF ordinances Jason Geller from Fisher & Phillips LLP
9/14/2022 HR 101 Discipline, documentation and discharge Anita York from Scott & Whitehead
10/12/2022 Essential Things Workers Should Know About Workers Compensation Robin McGuire, Policy Holder Ombudsman WCIRB CA
11/09/2022 Reasonable Accommodations and the Interactive Process Noah Woo, Arent Fox Employment Attorney
12/14/2022 Year-end update Jason Geller from Fisher Phillips


2021 Event Calendar
Date Topics Speakers
1/7/2021 Navigating Leaves of Absence During The Covid-19 Era Lori Ocheltree from Duane Morris LLP
2/4/2021 California’s New Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Safety Standard & Employers’ 9-Step Compliance Blueprint Anthony Isola from Fisher & Phillips
3/4/2021 Emotional Resilience While Working From Home Dr. Jonathan Horowitz from SF Stress
4/1/2021 Defending Against Wage & Hour Liability Robert Lockwood and Joseph Lordan from Lewis Brisbois
5/5/2021 Topics: Your Employee Handbook: A Guide to Legal Compliance, or a Roadmap to Litigation? Jonathan Light from LightGabler Law
6/2/2021 Topics: Navigating Tough Conversations & Conflict at Work Monique Breault from Monique Breault Consulting
7/14/2021 Topics: 2021 Mid-Year Legal Update – Federal, State, and San Francisco City Laws Paul Lynd from Arent Fox
9/8/2021 Topics: Health Meets Wealth: The Ties That Bind Dr. Kristin Tugman and Melinda Field from Prudential Group Insurance
10/13/2021 Social Media Issues Arising From The Employment Ryan McCoy from Seyfarth
11/4/2021 Background Checks & Hiring Lester Rosen from Employment Screening Resources
12/9/2021 Year End Legal Update/Happy Hour Jason Geller from Fisher Phillips


SF EAC 2023 Membership runs from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023.
(Prorated Annual Membership is available)

Benefits of the SF EAC Membership include:

  • Monthly educational seminars regarding relevant employment topics
  • Stay current with changes in employment law through presentations by expert speakers
  • Earn HRCI and SHRM credits for HR Education and Professional Development
  • Free access to the Management/HR Hotline managed by an employment law attorney
  • Free and immediate assistance listing your job openings on CalJOBSSM system (EDD)
  • Free space for your on-site recruitment at EDD Workforce Services San Francisco office
  • Open opportunities to network with other business and HR professionals
  • And many more…

San Francisco EAC 2023 Annual membership dues:

  • Individual Membership: $75
  • Group Annual Membership (max 3 at a Company): $115
  • Student Annual Membership: $45
  • One-Time Attendance: $30

Part of the membership proceeds will sponsor the Scholarship Program, which is designed to encourage individuals to advance their academic preparation for careers in business and HR.

Click here for the San Francisco EAC 2023 Membership Application.

Please download SF EAC 2023 Membership Application, complete it, and email it to: [email protected] so that we can update our records.

2023 Membership is only payable online via PayPal.

Membership Level/Fees

How To Contact Us

For more information about San Francisco EAC membership and seminars, please contact:

Uzoma Madu, SF EAC Coordinator
Employment Development Department-Workforce Service Branch San Francisco Office
801 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
[email protected]