recording California Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know

You Will Learn:

  • Overview of Procedures for Conducting California Background Checks
  • Special Rules for “Employer-Conducted” Background Checks
  • Basic California and Federal Background Check Requirements
  • Class Action Trends and Litigation Avoidance
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Are your background check policies and procedures in compliance with California’s myriad laws?

When it comes to hiring, background checks make good sense. However, lawsuits against employers that fail to follow state and federal rules, or use criminal records unfairly are on the rise. Employers need to do background checks, but compliance is crucial.

Compliance risks are trickier in California than in any other state.  In fact, the deck is stacked against employers trying to comply with them…

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA),
  • California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRA)
  • California Labor Code,
  • Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and
  • "Ban the Box" Laws.

Toss in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines for background check compliance, and the entire process becomes a web of lawsuit-laden possibilities.

Learning Objectives

During this practical webinar, you will learn the dos and don’ts for conducting background checks in California and best practices that will help protect your organization from costly lawsuits.

  • Overview of Procedures for Conducting California Background Checks
  • California Authorization and Notice Requirements
  • “Permissible Employment Purposes” for California Background Checks
  • Special Rules for “Employer-Conducted” Background Checks
  • Class Action Trends and Litigation Avoidance
  • Basic California and Federal Background Check Requirements
  • Special Rules for California Credit Checks
  • Special Rules for Background Checks Involving Interviews

Product ID: 7138

Bonus Material

Your webinar includes our top-selling guide, Background Checks: What’s Legal, What’s Not – a $349 value – absolutely FREE!

Background Checks Whats Legal Whats NotJam-packed with best practice procedures and compliance guidelines, this comprehensive, 48 page guide explores:

  • Why Should Employers Do Background Checks?
  • Outsourcing Vs. In-house Checks
  • The Benefits Of Outsourcing Your Background Checks
  • The Advantages Of In-House Background Checks
  • FCRA Compliance
  • What You Should Expect Regarding The FCRA When Hiring A Third-Party Vendor
  • Be Held To A “Good Faith” Standard
  • How Far In A Candidate’s Past Should You Check

This convenient desk-top reference also covers:

  • The Use Of Social Media In Background Checks
  • Advantages To Using Social Media In Background Checks
  • Disadvantages To Using Social Media In Background Checks
  • Setting Up A Filter
  • Prohibited Data
  • Privacy Issues And Social Media
  • Criminal Record Use In Background Checks

Plus, this indispensable guide includes quick reference materials and finger-tip access to:

  • When To Ask About A Candidate’s Criminal Record
  • Criminal Record Checks For Promotions And Transfers
  • How To Ask About A Criminal Record
  • Summary Of The Reformed Application Process Under Recent EEOC Rules
  • Using Arrests In The Decision Making Process
  • FCRA Compliance Checklist
  • FCRA Forms

So, don’t delay! Register now for this information-packed webinar and get Background Checks: What’s Legal, What’s Not – absolutely FREE! You save $349!

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Faculty

Douglas J. Farmer
Douglas J. Farmer
Shareholder Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Mr. Farmer is a shareholder in the firm’s San Francisco office. He has served as lead defense counsel to Fortune 500 companies in more than 50 wage and hour class actions over the past decade, developing practical compliance solutions for his clients in areas such as California meal and rest break requirements, wage statement regulations, joint employment, piece rate pay, and emerging California legal developments. He has tried to verdict a wide variety of employment cases in California state and federal courts, including wage and hour, disability discrimination, FMLA/CFRA, sexual harassment, age discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and other wrongful termination matters.

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