Is it OK to say “NO” to Audits, Inspections, and Investigations?


Please join us on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, for our seminar entitled: Is it OK to say “NO” to Audits, Inspections, and Investigations?

Certificates of attendance will be available upon request.


                                                                           The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with

 The California Employment Development Department


  Is it OK to say “NO” to Audits, Inspections, and Investigations?

Phyllis Cheng

DLA Piper

For membership information, contact
  You can pay for your annual membership dues at the following link:

 Is it OK to say “NO” to Audits, Inspections, and Investigations?

How to prepare and respond when auditors come knocking on your door.

Speaker: Phyllis Cheng

Before joining DLA Piper, Phyllis was the Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the largest state civil rights agency

in the United States. Originally appointed to head the DFEH by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, then retained by Governor Jerry Brown, Phyllis is well respected by both sides of the political aisle and enjoys a reputation as a hard-working public official who improved the DFEH during a budget crisis by implementing innovative business concepts.
 At DLA Piper, she focuses her practice on  employment policy and legislative and business development issues that concern companies in California. During her nearly seven-year tenure at DFEH, the agency took in 140,000 complaints, prosecuted between 400-500 cases, including several class complaints, and garnered wins and settlements of about $100 million plus affirmative relief. Meanwhile, during a budget crisis, rather than laying off employees, she closed down five physical facilities to reduce rents, relocated staff and partnered with seven law schools and colleges on campus, staffed by a combination of public employees and civil rights fellows, thus growing the capacity of the agency while drastically reducing costs.
 Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520

Check-in: 7:30 a.m.

Program: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Cost: $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers

Divas, Disrupters, Destroyers and the Disengaged Seminar

How much of your time is spent dealing with difficult employees? A recent article quoted that an average of 57% of a managers time is spent handling employee issues.  Come join us on Tuesday October 15th to learn effective ways to address your Divas, Disrupters, Destroyers and the Disengaged.  Don’t be held hostage by employees that bring value, and yet get away with destructive behaviors costing you productivity, profitability and peace of mind.

Jody Bagno-DillOur speaker Jody Bagno-Dill, is the founder and CEO of Jazz Business Consulting, a firm specializing in the development and implementation of strategy geared for growth.  She consults and coaches Owners, CEOs and Senior-level management on reducing the drama and distrust that hurts workplace culture and impact.



Health Care Reform: What Employers Need to Know Now

Last year, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the sweeping health care law enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2010.  Many of the most important provisions of the law were scheduled to become effective in 2014, but recent developments have delayed implementation of rules, including the much publicized “play or pay” provision.  This Advisory updates employers on some of the key elements of the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading “Health Care Reform: What Employers Need to Know Now”