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
1/12/2022 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]


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
7/23/2020 Covid Matters But So Do Other Employment Laws: Mid Year Employment Law Update Jason Geller from Fisher & Phillips
9/17/2020 SF EAC Morning Networking Coffee Klatc Debra Mugnani Monroe (SF EAC Vice President)
10/1/2020 Conscious Conversations – Supporting Our Teams Monique Breault from Monique Breault Consulting
11/5/2020 Creating The Safe Space to Talk About Race Akeisha Johnson from An Inspired Story Coaching
12/3/2020 Legal Update for 2020 And What To Expect in 2021 Jason Geller from Fisher & Phillips

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