West Los Angeles EAC
West Los Angeles EAC
Previous Seminars and Events
West Los Angeles EAC
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
Please email Willa Robinson at [email protected] with your RSVP to avoid meeting changes or cancellations.
Labor Laws (December – date to be determined)
2022 Past Events
October 4th, 2022 – Mandatory Sexual Harassment and Bullying: Prevention Training for Supervisors
Attendees will discover the answers to the following questions, and will receive a training acknowledgment form to sign and return to their employers for their personnel file:
- Who is doing all the harassment?
- What’s the company’s liability when supervisors harass?
- What is the impact of bullying as it relates to harassment?
Ryan Haws is an employment law attorney at LightGabler. He practices in the areas of employment law advice and counseling. With a background in social work and past legal experience with employment and family law matters, he focuses on proactive resolution of workplace disputes while aggressively defending his client’s interests, and provides guidance to employers on complying with legal standards while preserving business productivity and employee morale.
- Location: Webinar
- Check in: 8:15 a.m.
- Program: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Cost: $50 Nonmembers; $25 Members
- REGISTER HERE
2021 Past Events
March – Active Shooting/Violence in the Workplace
The most effective workplace violence prevention plan is one that is put in place long before trouble occurs. Employees need to understand what to do in an emergency and what the company’s response will be. An active shooter/ hostile intruder is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area by any means. Our seminar teaches your employees and management how to anticipate, recognize and react to an active shooter threat or incident in the workplace.
April – Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Preparedness
Thursday, April 25, 2019
- Active shooter trends, profiles, and case studies.
- Evaluating your workplace and preparing a plan.
- Considerations surrounding options-based response, improvised weapons, and shooter psychology.
- Disciplinary and termination policies, access control, and response practices.
Russell Mallette, CPP
1601 Cloverfield Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Check-in: 9:00 a.m.
Meal Option: Breakfast
Program: 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
June – Cyber Security
The seminar explores the decisions that people make in order to protect themselves and their businesses from modern day threats, such as hacking and malware attacks, in addition to physical security and crime prevention Topics include What threats do we face, Social engineering – the human threat, the true cost of cybercrime, How to manage cyber risk, What policies and actions can help your business and Resources available to help you stay secure.
June – Urban Survival and Grey Person Theory
Tuesday June 8, 2021
This webinar presents how to get to and from locations in urban environments during a pandemic and during periods of unrest. It deals with a lot of the same situational awareness concepts as the Active Shooter concept. It is designed for folks who work in metropolitan areas who are concerned about getting to and from their cars and their buildings and how to stay under the radar and be safe.
Allied Universal Security Senior Regional Trainer Greg Travelstead has a combined 34 years of industry experience, having served in the United States Army as a helicopter Crew Chief/Door Gunner, Medical Evacuation Helicopter Crew Chief & Flight EMT, and after the military as a municipal Police Officer, as well as a Police Academy and Mobile Training Unit Instructor for several years. His current duties include serving as an NRA Law Enforcement Activities Division Tactical Firearms Instructor.
- Location: Link provided a day before the event on 6/7/2021.
Check-in: 9:30 a.m.
Program: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
- Cost: No cost to attend.
- Registration available through Eventbrite: HERE
July – Strategies for a “Winning Appeal”
How to present your case to Administrative Law Judge regarding employees receiving unemployment Insurance benefit. Topics include what is a Hearing? Mechanics of the Hearing Procedure. Hearing Preparation Tips for Employers. Review of the Hearing Format. Why it is Important for the Employer to be Prepared for a hearing. What are the Employers Pet Peeves. Strategies to Prepare for the Hearing.
September – Mandatory Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention Training for Supervisors
Companies of all sizes need to reduce harassment liability and protect against lawsuits. Companies that do not comply, significantly increase potential liability for damages and penalties when an employee complains of harassment. Harassment training is an effective way to demonstrate your company’s commitment to preventing harassment.
Ryan Haws is an employment law attorney at LightGabler. He practices in the areas of employment law advice and counsel. With a background in social work and past legal experience with employment and family law matters.Ryan has twice been recognized as one of the top 40 up-and-coming business professionals under age 40 by the Pacific Coast Business Times. He serves as a Board Member of the Western Ventura County EAC and the Ventura County Professionals in Human Resources Association.
- Zoom Link
Link for training will be sent a day before the event on 09/20/2021
Check-in: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Cost: $35 for nonmembers and members.
- R.S.V.P. – Lidia James / li[email protected] / 1-310-751-1755 phone / 1-310-313-3175 fax
December – Labor Law
The 2021 Employment Law Update.
Sponsor a Veteran
On Thursday, November 16, the West Los Angeles Employer Advisory Council in conjunction with Employment Development Department and the International Association of Workforce Professionals will be honoring 25 local Veterans for their contribution to our country. We will be sponsoring a Veterans Giveaway Appreciation Brunch on November 16, 2017 at the Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center. We are seeking recipient sponsors to sponsor one or more of our veterans, Please contact Ernestine Barnes at [email protected] for more information. To make a paypal donation, please email Silvia Maron at: [email protected] Cost is $50.00 per veteran, but any amount, as small as $5.00 is appreciated. Each veteran receives a box of plenty to provide a full Thanksgiving meal. This veteran’s brunch is made possible by the cooperation of West Los Angeles Employer Advisory Council, E.D.D. office, and International Association of Workforce Professionals. The EAC supports Veterans in many ways, whether it be through employment and vocational services, and/or domestic assistance.
We thank you for remembering our Veterans.
Items needed for Breakfast for 100
- 1 box Case of eggs
- 5 lb. potatoes
- Turkey sausages
- Honey Dew
- Chicken links
- Linen Tablecloths or Paper tablecloths
25 Individual Thanksgiving Boxes for our Veteran honorees
- 1 small Box of granulated sugar
- Bottle of Gravy
- 1 lb. of Coffee
- 1 Box of Cornbread mix
- One Frozen Turkey
- Can of Cranberry
- Can of Green Beans
- Can of Yams
- Box of Stove Top Stuffing
- Box of Brown Sugar
Listed below is a portfolio of past speakers who have spoken on behalf of the West Los Angeles Employers Advisory Council.
Jonathan Fraser Light
Jon Light has more than 30 years of experience in the field of employment law, is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has been named multiple times as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers” by Los Angeles Magazine. As a founding partner at LightGabler LLP, Jon consults with over 600 companies throughout California regarding their day-to-day employment law needs.
Jon has successful jury trial, court trial, appellate, Labor Commission and binding arbitration results in lawsuits and administrative claims involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, race discrimination, class action, wage & hour, and other employment related matters. He has also appeared on behalf of employers with the federal EEOC and Labor Department, the state Department of Fair employment and Housing, the National Labor Relations Board, and other government agencies involved with employment law issues.
Mr. Light frequently speaks to employer and human resources groups, including the Ventura County Employers Advisory Council (EAC), PIHRA, NHRA, and numerous business associations such as CPA forums, manufacturers associations, Dental and Medical Societies, and Chambers of Commerce.
Mr. Light has been in Ventura County business, professional and community issues, he has also been active in the following organizations: Ventura County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services and court-appointed mediator,Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation , Ventura County Taxpayers Associations, and groups.
Jon is a 1981 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He is the author of two editions of the nationally acclaimed and award winning book, the cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball. He resides in Camarillo with his wife, Angela, a public school teacher and college admissions private consultant. Their twin daughters who live on the east coast have attended Yale and Georgetown, currently.
Administrative Law Judge Keith Sakimura
Judge Keith Sakimura is an Administrative Law Judge with the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board since 2008. He is a member of the California State Bar Association and a graduate of Loyola Law School. Judge Sakimura currently presides over UI appeal cases at the CUIAB Inglewood Appeals office.
The CA Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB) is an independent administrative court system for workers and employers seeking to challenge decisions made by the Employment Development Department (EDD). Appeals are the first opportunity for all parties to present evidence and tell their side of the story before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and have that ALJ decide the case. The ALJ’s decision may be appealed to a five member board appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. The Board’s decision is final, unless overturned by the California Superior Court, which is outside of the
CUIAB. In 2011 alone, CUIAB ALJs rendered decisions in about 467,000 cases for over 250,000 employees and employers. Second level reviews were decided by the Board in over 36,000 cases in that same year. He recently spoke at the WLA EAC’s How to Win Your Appeal Seminar in October 2017
Attorney Jonathan Klein is a managing partner of Kelly, Hockel & Klein P.C. with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. His expertise includes national practice in employment, pharmaceutical, premises liability and commercial litigation, real estate and construction disputes. Klein is a regular presenter of human resources, pharmacy law, and Medicare reimbursement seminars to various clients and third party groups. Klein graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Politics and received his JD from Santa Clara University. He recently spoke at the WLA EAC’s Sexual Harassment Seminar in September 2009.
Fred Griffin is a partner in the Los Angeles office with a practice concentration in the areas of Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of management in the private sector. In the area of Employment Law, Mr. Griffin represents clients in both litigation and transactional matters. Regarding litigation, he defends employers against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and violation of wage and hour laws in both state and federal courts. He also represents clients in the areas of unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets in state and federal courts. He also represents clients in proceedings before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing,
the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the California Workers Compensation Appeals Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Department of Labor.
Regarding transactional Employment Law matters, he prepares employment agreements for highly-compensated executives, general policies and procedures for employers (including employment handbooks) as well as settlement agreements and releases, and conducts in-house training.In the area of Labor Law, Mr. Griffin represents management in all phases of management-union relations,
including representation elections, contract negotiations, the handling of grievances and arbitrations, and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Griffin is a frequent speaker at employment seminars and he lectures in various Human Resources programs. He taught “Elements of Industrial Relations” in the Human Resources Certificate Program at the UCLA Extension. Mr. Griffin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972, received a J.D. degree from the University of Southern California in 1975 and received an MPP Degree from the University of Michigan in 1979.
Fred recently spoke at the Sexual Harassment Supervisors’ seminar in December 2009.
WLAEAC would like to welcome LAWA as our Corporate Sponsor.
The Business & Job Resources Center (BJRC) is committed to the shared economic interests of Los Angeles World Airports, its tenants, local businesses and the communities impacted most by LAWA’s projects and activities. That commitment is centered on helping job seekers, emerging business enterprises and student interns navigate and access the promising employment, contracting and work experience opportunities that LAWA has.
2018 Projected Calendar of Events
January – Board of Directors
February – Sexual Harassment & Recertification
March – Board of Directors
April – Conducting investigations
May – CEAC 2018 Conference
June – Tax seminars
More to come!
February 20, 2018 – Sexual Harassment & Recertification
At the Sheraton Four points Hotel
5990 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA 9030
Check in: 8-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Jonathan Fraser Light
We extend our deepest “Thanks” to Willa Robinson, our former Chairperson and statewide CEAC “2023 Outstanding EAC Chairperson”.
A heartwarming thank you for all the years of dedication, great service and leadership to our West LA EAC Council.
Mr. Marquise Brown
Ms. Charlene Matthews
Director of Membership
Director of Special Events
Ms. Angela Russell
Lidia James, Site Manager
Employment Development Dept.
West Los Angeles WorkSource Center #168
5446 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
Ms. Dinah White
Ms. Beth Ayele
Previous Seminars and Events
Sexual Harassment Seminar
2/23/2017 – Culver City
Attn. Jonathan Fraser Light
California Tax Credit Program
Sexual Harassment Seminar
Judge Keith Sakimoto
Jonathan Fraser Light
Labor Laws for 2018
2016 Veterans’ Events – November, 2016
Veterans Job Fair