West L.A. Employer Advisory Council

The West L.A. Employer Advisory Council offers numerous workshops and seminars designed with local businesses in mind. The West Los Angeles Employer Advisory Council works in partnership with the Employment Development Department which keeps the participants up to date on current issues, trends and legislation that affects business. In addition EDD assist in involving the council in community activities that support veterans, youth, individuals seeking employment and local workforce department job fairs and veteran outreach programs.

The Employer Advisory Council of West Los Angeles focuses on Educating Employers for today and tomorrow via its various seminars and workshops presented by prominent attorneys and community presenters. Annually the organization sponsors some of the following:

  • Sexual Harassment / Prevention Training for Supervisors with 2 yr certification
  • Labor Laws
  • Payroll Taxes
  • Conducting effective Workplace Investigations
  • Training for Supervisors
  • Unemployment Hearing
  • Annual State CEAC discounts
  • And more

Membership benefits include access to the:

  • Management Hotline to obtain legal assistance regarding employer-employee issues
  • Reduce fees for quarterly seminars
  • Current info on new legislature and regulation affecting employees
  • Opportunity to network with other business owners and professionals

Become a member and join forces with the Employer Advisory Council of West Los Angeles. Attend our annual California Employer Advisory council and join forces with employers across the state who wants to stay up to date network with other professionals and find ways to expand their business.

Annual membership $50 (per individual)   Corporation $100

Board Meetings

Please email Willa Robertson at [email protected] with your RSVP to avoid meeting changes or cancellations.


California Hourly Minimum Wage and Exempt Salary Minimum: In accordance with the previously scheduled raises, as of January 1, 2020, the state minimum wage for employers will rise by a dollar to $13.00 per hour for employers with at least 26 employees and an additional $1.00 to $12.00 for employers with 25 or fewer employees. The new minimum wage raises the minimum salary required to qualify for exempt status based on $12.00 minimum wage to $49,920 ($12 x 2,080 working hours in a year x 2) annually or $4,160.00 per month for smaller employers (25 or fewer employees) and $54,080 annually ($4,506.67 per month) for employers with 26 or more employees based on the $13.00 wage rate. Local ordinances, such as for San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica (among others), mandate a higher minimum wage with scheduled changes in July 2020.

IRS Issues Revised W-4 for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released a revised Form W-4 for 2020. The IRS stated that the revised form is intended to simplify withholding and help employees make more accurate withholding decisions in the wake of tax changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). 

Employers must use the new Form for employees who are hired in 2020. Employees who were paid prior to January 1, 2020, need not submit a new Form unless they wish to adjust their withholding after this date. 

Notably, due to the changes made by the TCJA, the revised Form no longer uses withholding allowances (withholding allowances were tied to the personal exemption amounts, which were eliminated by the TCJA). The 2020 Form also replaces complicated worksheets with more straightforward questions intended to promote more accurate withholding. 

Employers should incorporate the revised Form W-4 in their payroll practices for 2020 and should also make sure their payroll vendors have done so as well.