Current meeting:



 APRIL 12, 2017












 FEBRUARY 8, 2017

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











  • The WCIRB's role in the Calfornia workers' compensation insurance system
  • How your business is classified for workers' compensation insurance
  • What you should expect at your final audit
  • How experience modifications are calculated in 2017
  • Who you can contact when you have questions about workers' comp
  • Cal/OSHA Enforcement and Consultation overview
  • Current Cal/OSHA hot topics including confined spaces, heat illness prevention, and tree trimming
  • The most cited Cal/OSHA regulations including the Injury and Illness Prevenion Program (IIPP), Hazard Communication Program, Lockout/Tagout, Machine Guarding, Reporting Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and Electrical issues
  • New/updated regulation including Respirable Silica, Fall Protection Arounk Skylights, Confined Spaces in
    Construction, and Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care
  • What's expected in 2017, including new fall trigger heights in construction and electronic reporting of injuries and illnesses

    ROBIN MCGUIRE is the Policyholder Ombudsman and works directly with employers to resolve workers'comp related issues.  Robin has been with the WCIRB for 18 years and enjoys helping others understand California's workers' compensation insurance system.  Learn more about the role of the Policyholder Ombudsman at


    DAN LEINER is currently the Area Manager of the San Fernando Valley Cal/OSHA Consultation Services office in Van Nuys.  He started his career with Cal/OSHA in 1994 as an industrial hygiene consultant with Cal/OSHA Consultation's Santa Fe Springs area office before becoming and Area Manage in 2000.

    Dan has over 25 years of experience in the health and safety field as an industrial hygienist working in the aerospace industry in a Los Angeles County lead-using industry outreach project, and with Cal/OSHA Consultation.

    Dan holds Bachelors and Master of Science degrees in Environmental and Occupational Health from California State University, Northridge.



    Location And Agenda

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


    April 12, 2017


    Half Day Seminar


    7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
    8:00 am Program Begins

    12:00 noon Adjourn  

    Register Here


    Mail your check and reservation form by April 7, 2017 to:
    Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council
    P.O. Box 52012
    Oxnard CA 93031


    For payment and registration options follow or click the link below:

    $75.00 Breakfast/Half Day Seminar

    Please indicate if you choose alternate dietary options on reservation form- Vegan or Chef choice only-

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


    Registrations close at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 7, 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 805 288-8231 (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.

    Rosanne Stevenson – Board Member

    Golden State Medical Supply, Inc. – Director of Human Resources

    Roxanne joined the board of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council in 2015.  She holds a SPHR certification and has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources field.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Mike McBain - Board Member

    Central Courier, Inc. - Owner and CEO

    Mike is founder of Central Courier Inc. Mike has been a Board member of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council for two years.   

    Peter Rosales - Employment Program Representative

    Employment Development Department – West EAC Coordinator

    Peter is the EDD Coordinator for the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council. Some of his other assignments with EDD include Experience Unlimited, Agricultural Recalls, and Targeted Recruitments.

    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 805 288-8231

    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     11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
       APRIL 1                               11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
       MAY 10     7:30AM to 12 Noon
       JUNE 14     11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
       JULY 12


      11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
       AUGUST 9    

    11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

       SEPTEMBER 13     11:30 am to 2:00 pm
       OCTOBER 11     7:30 am to 12:00 noon
       NOVEMBER 8     11:30 am to 1:30 pm
       DECEMBER 9 Dark