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Welcome to our website!

The Santa Clara County EAC is composed of employee volunteers representing a cross section of business and industry. EAC’s were developed to promote a stronger partnership between the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and the business community.

Our Mission Statement

To provide local employers with education relevant to employers’ concerns, a better understanding of the resources available through the Employment Development Department (EDD) and the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) and a vehicle by which to have an impact on EDD programs.

Upcoming Seminars

Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council

invites you to attend a webinar on Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Employee Handbook 101


Join Fisher Phillips Attorney, Kiki Okpala as she presents an educational session for employers on why a compliant employee handbook is critical to minimizing risk and preventing employment claims.

Kiki will discuss best practices for creating and maintaining employee handbooks in our continually changing work environment.

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Where: Virtual/Online Event


  • 8:30 am to 8:35 am – Welcome and presentation begins
  • 8:35 am to 9:45 am – Questions, answers, and closing comments
  • No cost for 2023 members // $20 cost for non-members

Speaker: Kiki Okpala

Kiki Okpala is an associate in Fisher Phillips’ San Francisco office. She provides advice and counsel to businesses in all aspects of labor and employment law. Prior to completing law school, Kiki was a summer associate for the firm.

Kiki graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she participated in several activities including the UC Hastings Trial Team, the Black Law Students Association, and the Women of Color Collective.


Renewing your membership or joining is easy and there are two convenient ways to pay.

  • New and current members sign up today for $99
  • Effective January 1, 2023, the fee is $99 – Membership covers you until the end of 2023.

Benefits to become a member

  • Free access to CEAC management hotline. The hotline provides general employment law information on a wide variety of California employment topics. You are allowed 12 calls per year, up to 15 minutes per session.
  • Free “Conflict Resolution” consulting services. The help line provides assistance to you on conflict, communication, and behavior issues.
  • Receive document for SHRM & HRCI credits.
  • Compliance-related webinars and resource information to help you stay current in operating your organization in California.
  • An opportunity to help local veterans and give back to the community. EAC donates to various local non-profit organizations serving the needs of the community.

Other information

  • Given the pandemic environment, the fee to attend a webinar for non-members will be $20. New pricing goes into effect January 1, 2023.
  • The cost for live seminars will be determined at a later date.


  • To enroll: https://www.ceac.org/region-2/santa-clara-county-eac/
  • If you have any questions, please call Rachel Rojas, EAC Coordinator at 408-216-6081, email: [email protected]

On behalf of the EAC, we urge you to continue to practice the proper procedures for living with this pandemic. Be well and safe!

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Santa Clara EAC Coordinator
Rachel Rojas, Employment Program Representative
Employment Development Department
Workforce Services Field Division
[email protected]
Phone # 408-216-6081
Fax# 408-436-5714