Being Smart With Your Background Checks 


As the number of background screening lawsuits and administrative claims continue to climb, it is increasingly important for employers to audit their practices and seek out ways to improve. This session will examine the latest screening developments and trends. It will also provide concrete tips for bettering screening processes and decisions.  

Meet Your Speaker

Scott Paler is an attorney and partner at DeWitt LLP, one of Wisconsin's largest law firms. He serves as Chair of the Firm's Background Screening Practice Group. In 2016, Scott was recognized as the exclusive winner of the Client Choice award in the area of Employment and Benefits in the State of Wisconsin. During his career, Scott has advised dozens of employers on background screening compliance issues and has defended employers in litigation related to background checks on multiple occasions. Scott is a frequent speaker at national conferences on background screening matters and previously served as Co-Chair of the Litigation Avoidance Committee for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.

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