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.


2020 Event Calendar
Date Topics Speakers
1/9/2020 2020 Employment Law Update Elizabeth MacGregor from Seyfarth
2/6/2020 Tick Tock – Wage and Hour Compliance Nathan Low from Fisher & Phillips
3/5/2020 Workers’ Comp 101 Thomas A. Richard from RTGR Law LLP
What Every Employer Needs to Know: Background Checks & Hiring Lester Rosen from Employment Screening Resources


SF EAC 2020 Membership runs from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Benefits of the SF EAC Membership include:

  • No additional charge for the members to attend total of 11 seminars in 2020
  • Stay current with changes in employment law through presentations by expert speakers
  • May earn total of 22 HRCI and SHRM credits for HR Education and Professional Development
  • Free access to the Management 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 professionals
  • And many more…

San Francisco EAC 2020 annual membership dues:

Small Companies (100 employees or fewer) are
$75 for 1 person or $95 for up to 3 people

Large Companies (101 employees or more) are
$95 for 1 person or $150 for up to 3 people

from the same company/agency can attend any or all of the monthly seminars without additional cost.

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.

Click here for the San Francisco EAC 2020 Membership Application.

Please download SF EAC 2020 Membership Application, complete it, and mail it with the check (payable to the San Francisco EAC) to:

Pearson Education
Attn: Kelly Rippolone, San Francisco EAC
50 California Street, 18th floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Pay for your membership online with PayPal

Membership Level

How To Contact Us

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

Wilbert Hidalgo, SF EAC Coordinator
Employment Development Department-Workforce Service Branch San Francisco Office
801 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
[email protected]
(415) 749-7575

The SF EAC is a member of the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC).

Date Topics Speakers
1/10/2019 Annual Labor Law Michael Wahlander & Elizabeth MacGregor from Seyfarth Shaw
2/7/2019 San Francisco Ordinance Jason Geller from Fisher & Phillips
3/7/2019 Social Media Katherine Kimsey & Jordan Goldschmidt from Littler Mendelson
4/4/2019 Wage & Hour Do’s and Don’ts Robert Lockwood from Pacific Employment Law
5/9/2019 Employee Investigation Marc Jacuzzi from Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi P.C.
6/6/2019 Crucial Conversations – How to Stay Out of Legal Trouble Robert Fried from Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
July No Seminar
8/1/2019 Effective Hiring, Recruiting, and Termination Practices to Avoid a Lawsuit Nathan Low from Fisher & Phillips
9/12/2019 Employee Benefit Plans: Fiduciary Compliance Cristina Collazo from the U.S. Department of Labor
10/10/2019 Negotiating Leaves of Absence in California Jason Geller from Fisher & Phillips
11/7/2019 What You Need to Know About AB5 and How it Can Affect Your Business Sarah Nichols from Nichols Law, P.C.
12/5/2019 Service Animals in the Workplac Bruce Sarchet from Littler Mendelson



The SF EAC is a member of the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC).

Date Topics Speakers
1/12/2018 Key Development in California Employment Law for 2018 Ryan McCoy, Chantelle Egan from Seyfarth Shaw
2/1/2018 A Closer Look at 2018 Employment Legislation and Legal Developments for Employers Jason Geller from Fisher & Phillips
3/1/2018 Cal/OSHA Fundamentals and Recent Developments Joshua Henderson from Seyfarth Shaw
4/5/2018 Caught in the Immigration Crossfire: Complying with Federal and State Immigration Law Angela Ochoa from Fisher & Phillips
5/3/2018 What to consider before you classify workers as either contractors or employees Sean Piers from Littler Mendelson
6/7/2018 2018 Employee Handbook Katherine Kimsey from Littler Mendelson
July No Seminar
8/2/2018 Employment Law Mid- Year Update Elizabeth MacGregor & Eric Ruehe from Seyfarth Shaw
9/6/2018 Sexual Harassment and Harassment Prevention Training and Education for Supervisors Ron Garrity from Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi P.C.
10/4/2018 Navigating Disability Leaves and Reasonable Accommodations Michell Scannel & Shireen Wetmore from Seyfarth Shaw
11/1/2018 Hot Topics and New Developments in California Wage & Hour Law Robert Lockwood from Pacific Employment Law
12/6/2018 When the Smoke Clears: Drugs in the Workplace William Betley from Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo