Woodland Hills - What Can I Ask a Job Applicant?
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Woodland Hills - What Can I Ask a Job Applicant?

When: Thursday, August 2, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, California  91364
United States
Presenter: Sherry B. Shavit, Esq.
Contact: PIHRA Woodland Hills Programs Chair

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PIHRA Woodland Hills

What Can I Ask a Job Applicant?
presented by Sherry B. Shavit, Esq.


California has now outlawed asking job applicants about their past salary history and criminal convictions. Is there anything left that an employer can ask? During our in-depth discussion, we will explore the traditional categories of information that employers have used to screen applicants, whether they can still be used in today’s legal maze, and alternative ways to get the information you really need to make an informed decision.

Take Aways:

  • Understand which laws impact the job application process
  • The laws that guide what can and cannot be asked on an employment application and/or job interview
  • What questions can and cannot be asked of job applicants
  • How to ask questions without running afoul of these laws
  • Implementation of a lawful job application and interview process
  • The impact of social media, and solutions for revamping your recruiting process


Programs Agenda

7:30am – 7:55am - Registration
7:55am - 8:10am - Welcome/Announcements
8:10am - 9:25am - Speaker 
9:25am – 9:30am - Closing




Sherry B. Shavit, Esq. is a Partner at Tharpe & Howell in the firm’s Sherman Oaks, California office. She represents employers of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses, on a wide variety of class, representative and individual matters including wage and hour requirements, medical and disability leave, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract and other actions, jury and bench trials in State and Federal courts, and routinely assists in hearings before governmental agencies such as the DLSE, DFEH and EEOC. She also provides professional assistance on administrative matters such as employee handbook preparation and updates, the implementation/enforcement of policies and procedures, anti-harassment training, workplace investigations, workforce reduction/layoffs, proprietary information protection, and unfair competition concerns. Ms. Shavit serves as the Legislative Chair for the Woodland Hills PIHRA district and is a frequent speaker at PIHRA events.




This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $45
Guest/Nonmember $45 $50
PIHRA Member In-Transition $20 $25
PIHRA Student Member $15 $20

Online registration closes on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 8 PM. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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