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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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CEAC Annual Conference May 2018 -   "An Ocean of Information"

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Welcome Get-Together

6:00 -8:00pm

The Law firm of Andelson, Atkinson, Loya, Ruud, & Romo (AALRR) has graciously offered to host this pre-conference event. Beverages and light snacks will be served in a private area on Wednesday evening. Join your fellow employers and EAC/CEAC members for networking and comradery before the conference begins.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Conference Registration 7am to 12pm

7:00 - 8:00am  Breakfast

8am - Welcome and Opening remarks with Bill Betley CEAC President

8:15 - 9:15am KEYNOTE Presentation - "Criminal Healthcare Fraud Made Simple"

Keynote speaker Jennifer Lentz Snyder is a 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, serving for the past four years as the Head Deputy of the Healthcare Fraud Division.  In 1997, Jennifer was named one of the top lawyers in the state by California Lawyer magazine.  In 2011, Jennifer was again recognized as one of the top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, California's legal newspaper.  She is a member of the California District Attorney's Association.  She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine School of Law.

Workshop Sessions 

A total of nine workshops will be offered. Attendees may select three workshop of their choice. Please indicate the workshops you would like to attend on the registration form when purchasing your conference.

SESSION 1 - 9:30 - 11:00am - Choose One Workshop                                            

  • The latest on  I-9 & E-Verify Rules & Regulations,  Ivan Gutierrez, Dept of Homeland Security
  • Millennials in the Workplace, Susan Steward, AALRR
  • Proper Navigation of Unemployment Insurance Appeals,  Presiding Administrative Law Judge Stephen H.Tyler 

 SESSION 2 - 1:15 - 2:45pm - Choose One Workshop                                              

  • BEYOND THE HEADLINES: Creating a Safe Workplace in an Active Shooter World,  Dr. Suzanne Hoffman and Mr. Wayne Maxey      
  • Common Employment Mistakes, Paul Fleck , AALRR
  • Preparing for an EDD Tax Audit, David Martinez, Employment Development Department

SESSION 3 - 3:00 - 4:30pm - Choose One Workshop                                            

  • Hiring and Firing Issues, Bob Wenzel, AALRR     
  • Understanding Gender Issues in the Workplace, Amber Solano, AALRR      
  • The Growing Spector of Drugs in the Workplace,  Bill Betley, AALRR   

CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year Luncheon

11:30am -  to 1:00pm

The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) Veterans Employer of the Year Awards recognize employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies toward U.S. veterans in hiring and promotion, as well as through employee retention efforts, ongoing training, and benefits. 

Employer winners will be honored at the 2018 CEAC Conference during the CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year Awards ceremony.

CEAC Awards and Recognition Program (during Thursday dinner)  


Thursday will conclude with dinner and raffle.

The CEAC will recognize those nominees who were selected to receive recognition for Distinguished Service, Outstanding EAC Chair, Outstanding EAC Coordinator, Outstanding EAC, and Outstanding Veterans Committee. All nominees have made California and their community a better place as a result of their leadership, dedication, and hard work. In addition, outgoing CEAC board members will be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the CEAC.

Friday, May 4, 2018

 8:00- - 9:00am  Breakfast and Networking

9:00 - 10:00am  Regional Meeting Breakout Sessions

10:15am - 12pm  Joint EDD/EAC Training and CEAC Business Meeting

The annual CEAC business meeting provides attendees with the opportunity to meet and interact with the CEAC Executive Board. CEAC elections for the office of CEAC President, CEAC Vice President, CEAC Secretary, and CEAC Treasurer will be held.

This session will be presented by the CEAC President and the EDD.

12:00pm Conference Adjourned

For additional conference registration information contact Becky Tyson at 530-225-2004

Sponsorship/Vendor Information

The Queen Mary                                           $2000

            Company/Organization acknowledgement on all printed materials

            Two (2) complimentary 1- day conference registrations ($400 value)

            Complimentary exhibitor table if requested


The Mayflower                                             $1000

            Company/Organization acknowledgement on all printed materials

            One (1) complimentary 1-day conference registration ($199 value)

            Complimentary exhibitor table if requested


The Santa Maria                                          $500

            Company/Organization acknowledgement at conference

            50% off 1 conference 1-day registration (up to $100 value)

            Complimentary exhibitor table if requested ($125 value)


The Pinta                                                    $250

            Company/Organization acknowledgement at conference

            50% off cost of exhibitor table if requested (valued at $50)


The Nina                                                       $100

Company/Organization acknowledgement at conference

Exhibitor Table Only                                     $125

            One 6 foot table and 2 chairs. Includes 1 paid invitation to the Veteran’s Luncheon.

The deadline to apply as a CEAC conference sponsor or exhibitor is April 15, 2018. For additional conference sponsorship information contact: Mary (951-217-2713) or Jennie(909) 455-6669 or email

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The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.



 Sponsered by the California Employer Advisory Council and the Employment Development Department.

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The Queen Mary Hotel
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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The CEAC is organized into eight geographic regions, each represented by a regional vice president (RVP). The RVPs provide the connection to the local EACs and CEAC. The CEAC board consists of four executive officers (president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary), eight RVPs, appointed committee chairpersons, and the CEAC Coordinator from the EDD.

The CEAC is affiliated with organizations such as the California Chamber of Commerce, the EDD Small Business Employer Advisory Committee and Labor Market Information Advisory Group, and Governor’s Small Business Advocate’s Office, and others.

The CEAC and the EDD co-sponsor an annual conference that brings together the EACs located throughout the state. The conference features keynote speakers and workshops covering valuable information that can help you succeed.

Employer Advisory Councils

The EACs are run by volunteers from the local employer community who represent a wide variety of industries. Each EAC is assigned a local EDD staff person who assists with the operations of the EAC and promotes EDD programs and services. Access and outreach to employers by way of the EACs helps the EDD identify ways to improve its services while employers gain greater awareness of EDD services.

The EACs also support local workforce development efforts, sponsor veterans’ outreach programs, and provide scholarships to local youth

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