Current meeting:

 California Wage and Hour Seminar

 October 11, 2017 - Half Day Seminar

Each year the California courts and legislature are busy altering the landscape of California employment laws, and usually to the employer's detriment.  To avoid costly litigation, employers must stay abreast of annual changes impacting the workplace.



 FEBRUARY 8, 2017

From Paystubs to I-9', the perils and benefits of record keeping are numeros and important









Join Us for this Informative Seminar:

  • Independent Contractor Misconceptions
  • Employee or Independent Contractor
  • Labor Code section 558 and individual liability in wage claims and citations
  • Overtime requirements for teachers at private schools
  • Payments for security guards of temporary services providers
  • Minimum wage increases
  • Farmworker upcoming overtime changes
  • Domestic workers' bill of rights extensions
  • Janitorial company registration

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.This activity has been approved for 4 California recertification credit hours toward a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).


California Employers Advisory Council (EAC) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.*This program is valid for 4 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

 GUEST SPEAKERS: Michael Millenheft and Joni Kellerman

MICHAEL MILLENHEFT - 25 years of experience with the Ventura EDD Tax Office as both a Payroll Tax Auditor and Taxpayer Education and Assistance Program staff member.  Michael holds a BA Degree in Business Administration/Accounting from California State University, San Bernardino.


JONI KELLERMAN - Joni began her career with the Santa Barbara Labor Commissioners' Office in 1988 as an Office Technician.  She has worked her way up the ranks, and has held every position in the office.  Currently she is the Senior Deputy overseeing wage claim adjudication over San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.



Location And Agenda

This event is held at the Courtyard Marriott
600 Esplanade Drive in Oxnard


OCTOBER 11, 2017




 7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
00 am Program Begins
 12:00 noon Adjourn  

Register Here


Mail your check and reservation form by October 6, 2017 to:
Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council
P.O. Box 52012
Oxnard CA 93031


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$75.00 Breakfast/Half Day Seminar

Please indicate if you choose alternate dietary options on reservation form

If paying by company check please make sure your name is on the check


Registrations close at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 6, 2017; no refunds after this date.

We welcome walk-ins as space permits, on a first-come first-served basis ($85 cash or check; we cannot accept credit or debit cards).

EDD, an equal opportunity employer/program, is a partner in this event. Auxiliary aids and service are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Requests for services, aids, and/or alternative formats need to be made prior to the event by calling 805 288-3757 (voice). TTY users please call the California Relay Service at 711.

This presentation is provided for educational and informational purposes only; it does not constitute an endorsement of the curriculum or speakers by the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) or by the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (EAC). Aside from staff designated to represent EDD, we assume no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the materials provided during this event.

About Us


Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (WVCEAC), is a subsidiary of the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC), a non-profit corporation.

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What is the purpose of the WVCEAC?
The EAC was established to educate employers both large and small on the never ending issues we all must deal with to remain in compliance with Federal , State and local laws and regulations and other information to help Human Resource Managers, Managers, CEO's, owners, etc to oversee successful businesses.
We partner with the EDD to increase cooperation and communication between the EDD and the private sector, and strive to continually communicate the many services available to employers by the EDD.

How We Do This
Present speakers at our monthly Luncheons and Half-Day Seminars that provide employers with up to date knowledge of ever changing employment laws, policies and Human Resources materials and data.Promote EDD activities for employers.Provide networking opportunities for employers to share ideas and solutions to concerns and problems facing California employers.

Meet The Board


Jodi Davis - Chairperson

Crossroads Staffing, President & CEO

Jodi has been in the staffing industry since 1998 and has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council since 2006.

Ed Eybsen - Programs Committee Chair

Collaborative Insurance Solutions - CEO


Ed has been a Consultant for over 30 years. He was previously a Senior Vice President with Bolton & Company before joining Colonial Western Insurance and opening his own Agency,Collaborative Insurance Solution in 2008. Ed has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council since 2007.

Kay Miller - Treasurer and Hospitality Co-Chair

Technology Development Center, Ventura - Placement Director

Kay Miller is the Placement Director of Ventura Adult and Continuing Education's Career Technical Education program since 2002. She joined the EAC Board in 2007, serving as the Hospitality Co-Chair since then. In addition, she assumed the duties of Treasurer in 2015.

Martha Martins - Board Member

Raypak, Inc. - Employee Relations Coordinator

Martha has been employed in the Human Resources Department at Raypak since 1999 and has served on the Employer Advisory Council Board of Western Ventura County since 2012.

Talia Barrera - Hospitality Co-Chair

Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Ventura County - Administration Manager

Talia has been employed with the County of Ventura since 2009. She has served on Board of Directors of Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council from 2009 to present.

Ryan Haws - Board Member

LightGabler LLP - Partner

Ryan received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2009.  He is a partner at LightGabler LLP where he focuses exclusively on employment law matters including, day-to-day advice and counsel (keeping EMPLOYERS from getting sued).
Ryan has served as a Board Member of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council since 2012.

Aaron Mercer- Publicity Chair

Express Employment Professionals - Senior Business Development Manager

Aaron has been in the staffing industry since 2013 and joined the board of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council in 2015.

Jacqueline Sandoval - Employment Program Representative

Employment Development Department - West EAC Business Unit

Jacqueline works with employers to provide assistance in job postings, recruitment services and labor market information. She also assists in specific EDD projects and programs like, Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP), Agricultural Recalls and Rapid Response.

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P.O. BOX 52012 OXNARD, CA 93031 805 288-3757

Calendar 2017


Month     Subject Speaker  Time
   JANUARY 11      2017 Employment Law Update Jonathan Fraser Light, LightGabler LLP 7:30 AM to 12 Noon
   FEBRUARY 8      Record Keeping - Best (And Worst) Practices

  Adam K. Treiger, ESQ
Stowell, Zeilenga, Ruth, Vaughn and Treiger LLP

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

   MARCH 8 Preparing an Everlasting Handbook in an Ever Changing Legal Environment Lonnie Giamela, Partner at Fisher and Phillips LLP 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
   APRIL 12  Playing it Safe                     Robin McGuire - Dan Leiner 7:30 AM to 12 Noon
   MAY 10 How to Fire an Employee Without Getting Burned David De Castro Attorney at Law 11:30AM to 1:30 PM
   JUNE 14 Active Shooter Seargent Scott Duffner Thousand Oakd Police Department 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
   JULY 12

Co-Employment and How it Works

Danielle Everson Partner at Clark-Everson LLP 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
   AUGUST 9 Sexual Harassment Prevention and Supervisory Training Rafael Gonzalez, Esq. Partner - Mullen & Henzell, LLP

11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

   SEPTEMBER 13 Investigating and Addressing Employee Complaints Jay Sherman, Attorney and Workplace Investigator 11:30 am to 1:30 PM
   OCTOBER 11 California Wage and Hour  Seminar

Michael Millenheft - EDD Payroll Tax Auditor

Joni Kellerman - Senior Deputy, Labor Commissioner's Office

7:30 am to 12:00 noon
   NOVEMBER 8 Remote Employees, Smart Phones, Cloud Computer, 24/7 Access Laura Withrow Attorney at Law 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
   DECEMBER 9 Dark