Onboarding Landmines for California Employers: How to Defuse New Hire Issues Before They Detonate

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  • 60 minutes

The onboarding of new hires is often fraught with costly mistakes. Aside from the numerous required forms and policies in California, the improper classification of new employees could expose the company to expensive and harmful litigation. Further, job descriptions are not just a recruitment tool, but an essential document that can prevent many employee issues down the road. Being proactive and knowledgeable about the hazards inherent in the hiring and onboarding process will alleviate many employment problems for the duration of the employment relationship.

In this webinar expert speaker Jennifer Komsky, will provide employers with the tools they need to ensure compliance with the ever-changing landscape of employment laws concerning the recruitment and hiring of new employees.

Session Highlights:

  • Ensure compliance with restrictions and limitations on pre-employment inquiries during the recruitment and hiring process

  • What is the purpose and benefit to the employer in having an employee handbook?

  • Are job descriptions important? What should they include and what should they not include?

  • Learn how to properly classify workers from the first day of employment as exempt or non-exempt.

  • Can employees be drug tested before being hired? What if they test positive for marijuana that has been legalized?

Why You Should Attend:

This program is essential for anyone tasked with the hiring or onboarding of new employees. In this webinar attendees will learn an arsenal of proactive steps they can take from the time of an employee’s first day to mitigate the risk of employment litigation in California’s ever-changing legal landscape.

Who Should Attend:

  • HR Professionals

  • Attorneys

  • HR Personnel

  • Employee Relations Professionals

  • Payroll Professionals

  • Accounting Personnel

  • Business Owner

  • Individual Compliance with California Labor and Employment Laws

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

Jennifer Komsky

Jennifer Komsky

Jennifer is an employment law specialist, representing employers in all phases of litigation before State and Federal Courts as well as administrative agencies, including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She serves as a reliable advisor to human resource professionals and business owners, providing ongoing counseling and guidance on company policies and personnel matters. She also conducts workplace investigations and provides training to individuals and large groups in areas of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, employee classification, disability accommodation, and wage and hour compliance.

Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1997. She attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 1994.

Jennifer was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1997 and is admitted to practice in all districts in California for the United States District Courts and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jennifer is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She also serves as Chair of the Personnel Committee for a local non-profit. Jennifer’s experience in all aspects of employment law covers virtually every industry, including non-profits and businesses ranging from small, family-run companies to nationwide and global corporations.

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This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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