Background Checks in California Best Practices for Hiring in the Golden State

Duration: 90 Minutes
The webinar answers to critical questions on how to legally conduct employee background checks in California. The presenter will provide a roadmap for navigating the rules in California and staying compliant with federal guidelines as well to avoid costly lawsuits related to background check screening processes.
Background Checks in California
Product ID: 501415
Objectives of the Presentation
Here is what you'll learn in this course:
  • Laws covering Background Checks
  • Common types of Background Checks
  • What an employer cannot access/ask
  • Requirements for conducting Background Checks
  • Conducting credit checks
  • Best practices
Why Should you Attend
When it comes to hiring new employees, it makes sense that many organizations conduct background checks as a matter of course. But there are legal limits to what employers can and cannot obtain when performing background checks for prospective employees.

In California, employees have even greater rights regarding background checks. In addition to being covered by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), many are also covered under the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRA). California employers also have to be aware of regulations within the California Labor Code and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), as well as new "ban the box" laws that prohibit employer discrimination based on criminal conviction.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has set specific guidelines for background check compliance, making it essential for employers to maintain background check policies that are consistent with business necessity and take precautions to avoid these missteps.

Areas Covered
  • The importance of getting permission when a background check is being conducted and why
  • FCRA and EEOC rules to abide by concerning employee background checks
  • How to ensure compliance with ICRA, FEHA, Fair Chance laws, and other California regulations
  • Whether you have to explain if you decide against hiring someone because of a criminal record—and why
  • How many years back you can go when doing background checks
  • Whether you use social media, such as Facebook, when checking a prospective employee's background
  • How to establish background check policies that link the decision-making to job descriptions
  • How to avoid "red flag" issues that could result in disparate treatment and disparate impact
  • The importance of individualized assessments to avoid discrimination claims
  • Whether you can ask prospective employees if they have a felony record without the assurance that it won't necessarily exclude them from being hired
  • And much more!
Who can Benefit
  • Hiring Managers
  • HR Managers
  • HR Executives
  • Business Owners
  • Recruiters
  • HR Practitioners
  • CEOs
  • COOs and In-House Counsel
  • Employment Attorneys
  • Staffing Agency Professionals
  • California employers
  • Supervisors
  • Human resources staff and executives
  • Payroll staff and executives
  • General counsel
Topic Background
In California, employees have even greater rights regarding background checks. In addition to being covered by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), many are also covered under the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRA). California employers also have to be aware of regulations within the California Labor Code and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), as well as new "ban the box" laws that prohibit employer discrimination based on criminal conviction.
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Instructor Profile:
Jacquiline M. Wagner, Esq., is the president of JMW Seminars, LLC - working to improve the performance of employees and supervisors. Ms. Wagner uniquely understands the needs of business owners and employers when it comes to educating employees. For almost twenty years, she has enjoyed the honor of training hundreds of employees and supervisors in an assortment of industries concerning all aspects of employment law.

Stemming from that experience, she has designed a wide array of engaging human resources, employment law, motivational, business acumen, professional development, continuing education and leadership courses and presentations.

In addition to spearheading JMW Seminars, LLC, Ms. Wagner is a principal human resources and continuing education trainer on behalf of the Office of General Counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she serves as Assistant General Counsel.
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