California Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know

webinar California Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know

You Will Learn:

  • Steps California employers must follow before ordering a background check;
  • “Off limits” criminal information that employers may not consider in their hiring decisions;
  • Best practices for considering other criminal information, including any job-related requirements.
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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. But compliance is trickier in California than in any other state.

In fact, the deck is stacked against employers trying to comply with the numerous federal, state and local laws regulating background checks, including:

  • 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 and the entire process becomes a complex web of lawsuit-laden possibilities.

Learning Objectives

During this information-packed webinar you will get the answers to your pressing questions surrounding this complicated issue.  Plus, our expert faculty will guide you through:

  • Dos and don’ts for conducting background checks in California
  • What California employers must do and steps you must take before ordering a background check
  • “Off limits” criminal information that employers may not consider in their hiring decisions
  • Best practices for considering other criminal information, including any job-related requirements
  • Steps employers must follow when taking adverse action against a candidate because of their background check
  • Best practices that will help minimize the risk of a costly lawsuit against your organization

Product ID: 15690

Bonus Material

You also get Background Checks: What’s Legal, What’s Not – a $249 value – absolutely FREE!

Background Checks Whats Legal Whats NotJam-packed with best practice procedures and compliance guidelines, this e-report 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

So, don’t delay! Get on the road to compliance TODAY with your FREE copy of Background Checks: What’s Legal, What’s Not!

Discover How to Navigate the “Dos” and “Don’ts” of Background Checks in California!

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Faculty

Jennifer L. Mora
Jennifer L. Mora
Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Jennifer Mora is senior counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Mora’s labor and employment practice is unique in that she not only has broad subject matter experience, but she has developed a special expertise in background check laws. She regularly advises and defends employers and consumer reporting agencies on the intersection of federal and state background check laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state law equivalents, state and local ban the box laws and other laws impacting employment-purposed background checks.

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