CalChamber to Offer Live Webinar on Hiring

Recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees involves significant legal risks if not handled properly. In fact, California has stricter protections for job applicants than do federal laws—even more so since January 1, 2018.

To help California employers navigate this process, the California Chamber of Commerce is hosting a live webinar, “Hiring Steps You Don’t Want to Regret,” on Thursday, March 29.

“California employers should be aware of recent changes to their hiring practices in 2018,” says Erika Frank, webinar co-presenter and CalChamber executive vice president of legal affairs. “For example, asking about an applicant’s prior salary is a thing of the past.”

Join our employment law experts online on March 29 to learn correct steps to take in the hiring process:

  • Lawful pre-employment inquiries;
  • California’s new ban-the-box law and similar local ordinances;
  • New California ban on requesting prior salary history;
  • Form I-9compliance and California’s new law concerning Form I-9 inspections;
  • Interview tips and best practices;
  • Required pamphlets and notices for new hires.


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, she is CalChamber’s subject matter expert on California and federal employment law. Frank oversees and contributes to CalChamber’s 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. She joined CalChamber in 2015 as employment law counsel and a Helpline HR adviser. 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. Pickles 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).

This webinar is optimized for viewing on mobile devices, and it is approved for 1.5 HRCI recertification, SHRM professional development and MCLE credit hours. Your webinar purchase includes a recorded version that’s available after the live event.

The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, we leverage our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable and easy-to-use compliance products and services.