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Complying with Employment Laws Concerning Employee Recruitment and Hiring in California.

In this session expert speaker Jennifer Raphael Komsky, Esq. 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.

The key to hiring and recruiting successful candidates for your company start long before you interview candidates. The entire onboarding process from placing of advertisements to training of new employees plays a part in ensuring successful employment relationships.


  • Creating accurate job descriptions and ads
  • Creating an appropriate job offer or rejection letter
  • Checklists to follow for a legal hire
  • Best practices in orientation and training of employees
  • Avoiding pitfalls when placing advertisements for employment, interviewing and application
  • Background checks:


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.

This session will provide reference documents, sample policies and legislative knowledge for regulations affecting the recruitment and hiring of employees in California.


  • What information can be obtained?
  • Under what circumstances may an employer inquire about a candidate’s criminal background history?
  • Hiring phase: What should and should not be included in offer letters and job descriptions?
  • What documents are required and recommended when hiring a new employee?
  • How should an employee be classified for wage and hour purposes?
  • What should (and should not) be included in an employee’s personnel file?


  • HR Managers
  • HR Directors, President, Vice President
  • HR Coordinator
  • HR Specialist
  • HR Generalist
  • Attorneys
  • HR Personnel
  • Employee Relations Professionals
  • Payroll Professionals
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Business Owner
  • Individual Compliance with California Labor and Employment Laws
     


Jennifer Raphael Komsky earned her B.S. in 1994 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned her J.D. degree in 1997 at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  She was admitted to the State Bar in 1997. Current memberships include the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Prior to specializing in employment law, Jennifer practiced in the areas of medical malpractice defense and business litigation.  She has focused on employment law exclusively for over 15 years, defending employers in all phases of litigation before State and Federal Courts and administrative agencies.  Jennifer regularly counsels human resource professionals and business owners, providing ongoing advice and guidance on company policies and personnel matters as well as conducting employee trainings.  Jennifer’s clients include small and family-run businesses up to nationwide and global corporations.  No matter the size of the business, Jennifer’s approach remains the same:  determine the needs of the client early on and design the best strategy accordingly.

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