Leadership and You


The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with

The California Employment Development Department


   Leadership and You 


SEIDO Consulting, LLC

For membership information, contact



The capacity for leadership exists in everyone. Learn to develop the attitudes, skills, and qualities for personal and organizational leadership.


Mr. Terusaki is the founder and president of SEIDO consulting and has more than 30

years of experience leading organizations through growth and change. He has held numerous workshops to share his expertise on the values and strategies of leadership and achieving success. He earned his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MLA from the University of Michigan. In his free time, Steve enjoys swimming, cycling, playing piano, and spending time with his family.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520

Check-in: 7 a.m.

Program: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.


$35 Members

$50 Nonmembers

Midyear Legislative Update Seminar…

Please join us for an informative Midyear Legislative Update Seminar…



The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with

 The California Employment Development Department


Midyear  Legislative Update   

Amy Durgan, Esq.


Steven Hirschfeld, Esq.

Hirschfeld  Kraemer LLP

Tuesday,  July 15, 2014

7:30  a.m. to 10 a.m.

Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520 

Members $35  Nonmembers $50

For  membership information contact Lew.Gossage@edd.ca.gov


Speakers: Amy Durgan  and Stephen Hirschfeld 

amy durganAmy Durgan is an     associate in the firm’s San Francisco office. She provides employment     advice and counsel and litigation expertise to organizations ranging from     Fortune 500 companies to privately run businesses. She has worked with     clients in a variety of industries, including banking and financial     services, technology, media, food and wine, manufacturing, retail,     hospitality, waste and recycling, and non-profit.  Ms. Durgan     frequently counsels colleges and universities on employment matters.  She     advises management and human resources professionals regarding all aspects     of employment law, including compliance with state and federal wage and     hour laws, compliance with discrimination, harassment, disability laws,     disciplining and terminating employees, administering leaves of absence     under state and federal law, employee privacy rights, workplace violence,     trade secrets, bonus and commission plans, social compliance audit     policies, and covenants not to compete. She also routinely prepares     employee handbooks, severance agreements, and related employment policies     and contracts.  Ms. Durgan also conducts investigations into internal     complaints of discrimination and harassment.

 hirschfeldStephen Hirschfeld is a     founding partner and co-managing partner with the law firm of Hirschfeld     Kraemer LLP, in San Francisco, California. He is also the Chief Executive     Officer of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), the world’s largest network     of labor and employment lawyers. His practice involves labor, employment     and higher education law on behalf of management in both the private and     public sector. Steve advises clients throughout the country on day-to-day     legal issues affecting the workplace, including employee discipline and     terminations, union organizing, workforce reductions, discrimination     claims, proprietary information and trade secrets disputes, substance     abuse, workplace privacy, disability accommodations, executive employment     contracts, overseeing and conducting internal investigations involving     employee, student, and faculty misconduct, faculty tenure issues, and other     human resources issues. He regularly defends employers in state and federal     courts on disputes involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful  termination, trade secrets/unfair competition and wage and hour law. He     successfully argued a seminal wage and hour issue before the California  Supreme Court. Steve has vast experience working with unionized businesses  on matters including collective bargaining, union contract disputes, and labor arbitrations.




Steps to Prevent Wrongful Termination


Please join us for our Steps to Prevent Wrongful Termination Seminar


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The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with


The California Employment Development Department




Steps to Prevent Wrongful Termination


Natalja Fulton, Esq.


 Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520 

Members $35  Nonmembers $50

In this program tools will be provided to assist you with several areas of employee relations to avoid wrongful termination claims. 


  • Hiring and Interviewing: Tools for best practices in hiring and interviewing and how the law has changed with respect to what information you can request from a candidate.
  • Performance Management: How to keep good employees on track, and how to consistently discipline within the law.  Trends in workplace policy-making will also be identified.
  • Identifying, Preventing and Responding to Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace: Tools to train your front-line supervisors and human resources team to protect your employees and your business. 
  • Terminations:  If you do need to terminate an employee, we’ll discuss the steps required before making that decision.  

Join us for real-life hypotheticals arising from recent case law.  Learn to read the warning signs to avoid discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims.


About the Speaker

Attorney Natalja Fulton is a senior associate in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and employment counseling, and she specifically has experience defending employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, and labor related workers’ compensation matters.