CalChamber to Host Live Webinar on Conducting Criminal Background Checks

Recorded Webinar Available at the CalChamber Store

While it’s not a crime for California employers to conduct background checks, strict rules govern when and how employers can check an applicant’s criminal background.

“Employers conducting criminal background checks in California are limited by state and federal law in terms of the information that can be obtained and how it can be used,” says Erika Pickles, webinar co-presenter and CalChamber employment law counsel.

On Thursday, March 16, CalChamber’s employment law experts will review legal requirements and issues relating to criminal background checks:

  • California, federal, and local restrictions on criminal background checks;
  • Recent legislation regarding juvenile convictions;
  • Proposed FEHA criminal background regulations; and
  • Best practices

Find the balance between properly screening individuals before making employment decisions and the legal protections in place that could trigger litigation.

CalChamber Presenters

CalChamber hosts for the live webinar include:

  • Erika Frank, executive vice president, legal affairs, and general counsel. She joined CalChamber in April 2004 as a policy advocate and general counsel, leveraging her 10 years of legal, governmental and legislative experience. Named vice president of legal affairs in 2009 and executive vice president at the start of 2017, she is CalChamber’s subject matter expert on California and federal employment law. Frank oversees and contributes to CalChamber labor law and human resources compliance publications; co-produces and presents webinars and seminars; and heads the Labor Law Helpline. J.D. McGeorge School of Law.
  • Erika Pickles, employment law counsel and HR adviser. Pickles joined CalChamber in 2015. She previously represented employers in California and federal employment law litigation, class actions, and private arbitration involving a range of workplace-related issues, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims. She also investigated and responded to administrative claims before state and federal agencies, and conducted employment law training seminars. J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law.


For more information or to register for this live webinar, call (800) 331-8877 or go online. The cost is $199 ($159.20 for CalChamber Preferred and Executive members).

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