California Employment Law Updates for 2017
10 Aug 2017
- 03:30 AM to 04:30 AM EST
60 Minutes

Comply With the Ever Changing Landscape of Employment Laws on Recruitment, Hiring & Onboarding in California.

California Employment Law Updates for 2017

Dayna J. Reum

Dayna is currently the Director of Payroll Operations at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dayna has been heavily involved in the payroll field over 17 years. Starting as a payroll clerk at a small Tucson company, Dayna moved on to be a Payroll Team Leader at Honeywell Inc. During her tenure at Honeywell she obtained her FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) through the American Payroll Association.

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From July 1, 2017 new regulations will be implemented, to limit California employers’ use of background information and criminal history in making hiring decisions. Too many employers bury their head in the sand when it comes to compliance with labor and employment laws, especially when it comes to searching for and hiring new employees. Many do not realize that claims for discrimination and harassment may also be brought by applicants and new hires. The onboarding of new hires is often fraught with costly mistakes. Being proactive and knowledgeable about the hazards inherent in the recruitment, hiring and onboarding process, and the regulations governing those processes, will alleviate many employment problems for the duration of the employment relationship.

This session by expert speaker Dayna J Reum will provide employers with the tools they need to ensure compliance with the ever-changing landscape of California employment laws concerning the recruitment and hiring of new employees.

This program is essential for anyone tasked with the recruitment, hiring or onboarding of new employees. You will learn an arsenal of proactive steps you can take from the time of placing an advertisement for a job posting to mitigate the risk of employment litigation in California’s ever-changing legal landscape.

Session Highlights
 The circumstances under which an employer may inquire about a candidate’s criminal background history, including arrests and convictions, as well as offenses committed while the applicant was a minor
 Employment actions an employer can take when criminal background convictions are revealed
 Salary history and when can it be inquired about, considered and used to make compensation decisions
 Background checks:
 When can they be conducted?
 What information can be obtained?
 What information must be provided to the applicant about the process?
 Drug and other medical testing, such as fit-for-duty examinations

Session Objectives
 Ensure compliance with restrictions and limitations on pre-employment inquiries during the recruitment and hiring process
 Acquire knowledge about when and how an employer may obtain information about an applicant or employee’s prior arrests and convictions
 Learn how to avoid claims under the Fair Pay Act and how that may affect compensation
 Obtain knowledge about when and how to legally conduct drug screenings/testing
 Understand what information may be obtained through background checks
 Recognize an employer’s obligations if they inadvertently acquire information about an applicant or employee that they should not possess?

Who Should Purchase
This session will benefit any business owner, human resources professional or any other individual charged with ensuring compliance with California labor and employment laws.

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