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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 impact on EDD programs.

Santa Clara County Employer Advisory Council invites you to attend an upcoming webinar

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Conducting Investigations During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has caused many businesses to operate remotely and, employers have come to realize that remote interactions create employee relations challenges. Over the past year, companies have continued to receive complaints of harassment, discrimination, bullying, and retaliation even if based on new and novel types of wrongful behavior. These complaints are serious, so how can a company conduct an effective investigation remotely?

This webinar will address the new types of complaints that employers are facing and offer practical tips on how to properly investigate and resolve issues using zoom and other online platforms.

Speaker: Steve Hirschfeld

Steve Hirschfeld is partner at Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP, San Francisco, and CEO of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest network of employment lawyers. Steve has specialized in labor and employment law for more than 30 years. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small privately owned businesses. He prides himself on thinking creatively and finding practical solutions to his clients’ problems. Steve works closely with clients in a wide variety of industries including banking and financial services, technology, life sciences, manufacturing, food and wine, retail and fashion, military defense, energy, waste and recycling, and hospitality. In addition to defending companies in court, he also has significant experience working with companies being targeted by unions and businesses that are subject to collective bargaining agreements.

About the Speaker:

Mr. Jacuzzi has broad experience in employment law matters. He has represented numerous employers as defendants in civil rights actions (including claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and other state discrimination statutes), trade secret misappropriation claims, wage claims, wrongful termination claims; unfair business practices claims (Section 17200), non-competition claims (Section 16600), contract disputes and various tort claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), various other state agencies and in various State and Federal Courts.

When: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation begins
  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Closing comments, and Questions and Answers
  • Register Now!

    No cost to attend!

    Webinar link will be provided after registration. This is an online event.

Your EAC is already working on scheduling seminars for 2021. Why not join or renew your membership now to ensure you are invited to all the 2021 offerings?

The rate to renew or join the SC Co EAC is $65 for 2021.

Membership benefits once you join or renew:

  • Compliance-related seminars and resource information to help you stay current in operating your organization in California.
  • SHRM & HRCI credits available for seminar offerings.
  • Free unlimited access to the CEAC Management Hotline to obtain legal assistance for a variety of employer-employee topics such as Leaves of Absence, safely handing terminations and so much more. Your membership entitles you to 12 calls per year up to 2 calls per month, up to 15 minutes at no cost.  Inquiries are handled within one business day.
  • Conflict resolution consulting services on an on-call basis at no cost for any workplace relationship, conflict, communication, behavior issues or performance issues.
  • Excellent opportunities to network with quality speakers, human resource professionals, and business owners.

Your membership dues support the EAC to continue to give back to the community. In 2020, the EAC has already donated to these non-profit agencies:

  • $2700 donated: Community Services Agency in Mountain View
  • $3200 donated: Second Harvest Food Bank
  • $500 donated: Greater Opportunities in Santa Clara
  • $200 donated: The Humane Society of The United States
  • $750 donated to Second Harvest Food Bank
  • $750 donated to Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen
  • Total $8,100 donated in 2020!

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

  • Online –Renewing your membership or joining is easy – pay online via PayPal. Click here for details.
  • Mail – Complete our membership application and mail it with your check.  Check back soon for further information.

If there is anything we can do to enhance your membership experience, our Board is here for you. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.

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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2021 Events

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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