Jennifer Mora’s labor and employment practice is unique in that she not only has broad subject matter experience, but she has developed a special expertise in background check laws. She regularly advises and defends employers and consumer reporting agencies on the intersection of federal and state background check laws, including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • State law equivalents

In addition, Jennifer has extensive experience in:

  • Advising clients on workplace safety issues and defending clients against inspections and citations arising under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA).
  • Advising clients on federal and state drug-free workplace and drug-testing issues, including compliance with Department of Transportation-mandated programs
  • Counseling clients on workplace privacy and information security issues, including advising clients on notification obligations in response to security breaches
  • Representing and counseling employers in all aspects of traditional labor law
  • Defending employers in state and federal courts with a focus on litigating disability and failure to accommodate claims

Jennifer writes extensively on background screening issues and has given numerous presentations on the topic. Prior to joining Littler, she focused her practice exclusively on representing and defending employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters and has been doing so her entire career.

Professional & Community Affiliations


National Association of Professional Background Screeners


Los Angeles County Bar Association


Beverly Hills Bar Association


Named, Readers’ Choice Top Author


JD Supra

Nominated, National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association


News, Analysis & Press

California Implementing Nation’s First Health-Care Workplace Violence Rules

Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter

January 19, 2017

Hawaii: State Supreme Court Considers Ex-Offender Anti-Discrimination Law

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

March 23, 2015

FCRA Compliance Moves up the To-Do List

Today’s General Counsel

December 31, 2014

SF curbs criminal background checks

Daily Journal

February 25, 2014

Criminal Records Restrictions

Security Management

October 1, 2013

Facing Limits on Background Checks

The Recorder

September 29, 2011

2008 Washington Legislative Update


May 13, 2008

Books & Book Chapters

  • Littler on Background Screening & Privacy Rights in Hiring, The Littler National Employer Library

Speaking Engagements

Why You Should Screen Your Workforce and How To Do It Lawfully

BrightTALK webinar

February 1, 2017

Background Screening: Identifying the Trends and Challenges Facing Employers in the Year Ahead

Hire Image webinar

January 25, 2017

“Ban the Box” and Other New Restrictions in Hiring

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 5, 2016

Avoiding FCRA Night Terrors

February 26, 2015

Background Checks in the 21st Century: How to Navigate Through the Laws Impacting Hiring Practices

HR.com Webinar

January 16, 2013

There Is No Union Here! What Employers Need to Know About Labor Law Issues Permeating the Workplace

Professionals in Human Resources Association Webinar

September 14, 2012

EEOC Guidance for Criminal Background Checks: Understanding the Impact and Ensuring Your Compliance

ZeroChaos Webinar

July 26, 2012

Maintaining Compliance in Employment Screening

HR.com Webinar

March 22, 2012

Portland Open House

Portland, OR

February 20, 2009


  • J.D., Seattle University, 2001 cum laude
  • B.A., California State University, Stanislaus, 1996

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington