Closing Session Remarks and California's New Regulations on Transgender Workers and Background Checks

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Concurrent Session
Closing Session Remarks and California's New Regulations on Transgender Workers and Background Checks
12/04/2018 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM |
Metropolitan Ballroom
1.00 SHRM PDCs
| Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Workplace Application:
Learn about the latest changes to California law regarding transgender employee rights and the use of criminal background checks. 

Another year, another change in California employment law you have to navigate. New regulations include clarifications of an employer's obligations to its transgender workforce, and how employers can use applicants' and employees' criminal backgrounds to make hiring and employment decisions. The presenter, a member of California's Fair Employment and Housing Council with extensive experience in advising employers on these issues, will discuss the latest developments and what they mean for you.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to handle employee requests related to gender identity and gender expression, and other issues concerning employer obligations to the workforce.
  • How to handle employee requests for name and pronoun changes and the use of bathrooms and other facilities that match the employee's gender identity.
  • How you may and may not use information obtained through criminal background checks to make decisions about applicants and current employees.
  • Best practices for drafting effective policies and procedures to address these changes.
Patti C. Perez Photo
Presenter:
Patti C. Perez, VP of Workplace Strategy, Emtrain