Get labor-law help from California employer advisory councils

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North Bay employers who want to learn hiring tips and ask questions about labor laws can join their county’s Employer Advisory Council.

These councils are organized in partnership with the state Employment Development Department. The EACs puts on low-cost seminars presented by employment law attorneys. They also give employers direct access to a hotline where they can call an employment-law attorney. The annual dues for a county EAC are typically around $70.

The three EACs in the North Bay are the Marin County EAC, the Solano-Napa Counties EAC, and the Sonoma County EAC.

“We help employers learn how to avoid getting in trouble with compliance-related issues. Attorneys come in and talk on specific topics, like how to write an employee handbook. We have a lot of resources up here in the North Bay to help employers,” said Valerie Nagle, who is coordinator of the North Bay EACs.

EACs also help employers network with peers, provide a direct link to EDD representatives and programs, and can help employers get information about federal Department of Labor programs.

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