The San Diego EAC, comprised of a cross section of private and public sector employer representatives, serves as advisor to and advocate for EDD programs and services. We are directly linked to the state organization that in turn represents California companies to the National Employers Council, advising and partnering with the Department of Labor. Our local commitment is to further employer success by providing information and guidance on employment related issues and to optimize employer’s return on investment of their payroll taxes.

The San Diego EAC is considered one of the nation’s most respected and successful local advisory groups and has earned state and national awards and recognition during its existence. The annual employment law update workshop consistently ranks among the best attended of any EAC in the nation.

San Diego Employer Advisory Council’s Executive Committee

Deric Fernandez

Employee Benefits Advisor
Benefit Pro Insurance Services
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Martha Mendez 
Past President
Sr. Vice President HR
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
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Justine Phillips
Esq., Legal Liaison

Sheppard Mullin Richter
& Hampton LLP
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Holly Robinson
Accounting Manager

Mary’s Tack and Feed
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Adriana Martinez
Director of Human Resources

San Diego Zoo
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Ruth Salcido
EDD ARU Manager
State of California, EDD
San Diego Workforce Services
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Rosario Franco
EDD/EAC Coordinator
State of California, EDD
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Patricia Coladonato
EDD/EAC Coordinator
State of California, EDD
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San Diego Employer Advisory Council AB 1825 Workshop 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

South Metro Career Center
4389 Imperial Ave., San Diego, CA 92113

AB1825 Harassment Prevention Workshop
To create a harassment-free workplace

Every workplace in America is vulnerable to sexual harassment claims. In California, all employers with 50 or more employees are required to provide two hours of harassment prevention training to their supervisors and managers every two years.

The San Diego Employer Advisory Council is offering a two-hour workshop that provides a comprehensive overview of an employer’s responsibilities in the resurgent and expanding field of sexual harassment.

Among the topics to be addressed:

  • Definition of sexual harassment
  • Which conduct constitutes sexual harassment
  • Trends impacting the workplace
  • Strategies to prevent sexual harassment
  • Participants of this training will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the workshop

Speaker: Jessica Gross, Attorney, Sheppard Mullin

Register Online

SDEAC AB1825 Workshop Flyer

For more information:

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The 45th annual WORKPLACE 2019 Employer Seminar took place Oct. 18, 2018 at the Sheraton in Mission Valley. Below are the PowerPoint presentations for your review.

We hope you can join us at our Spring Seminars in 2019.

Empowered Employees

Home Alone Presentation – Managing the Remote Workforce



The San Diego EAC’s annual WORKPLACE 2020 Employer Seminar was held on October 16th. PowerPoint presentations from the event are available here.  Please feel free to contact us for more information about our organization.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event in the spring.

*Materials contained in this presentation are for nonprofit educational purposes consistent with 17 USC 107 to discuss the topic of employment laws.

Leave Me Alone! A Guide to California’s Leave of Absence Laws

Employers in Wonderland – Demystifying California’s Puzzling Wage and Hour Laws

Recognizing and Preventing Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

Plenary Session