Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC has joined Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

The newly formed DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. will provide clients with enhanced legal services
and efficiencies as well as access to more than 100 attorneys practicing in nearly 30 areas of
law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Articles & Presentations

Scott has prepared numerous articles and presentations, including:

  • "Believe It or Not, the FCRA Actually Requires This," National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Webinar Series, 2017
  • "Investigating Employee Theft, Embezzlement, and Other Criminal Conduct in the Workplace," MRA Employment Law Update - Federal and Wisconsin, 2017
  • "Not Sure Where to Start on Legal Compliance? Let's Talk." National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Mid-Year Conference, 2017
  • "Don't Bungle Your Last Chance Before a Lawsuit: How to Get Disputes Right," National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Webinar Series, 2016 
  • "They Did What??? Preparing for the DOL's Upcoming FLSA Overtime Wage Changes," DeWitt Ross & Stevens Half-Day Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2016
  • "Background Screening Do's and Don'ts for Staffing Companies," National Association of Personnel Services Lunch and Learn Education Series, 2016
  • "Yes, Endn-User Contracts Matter! So Let's Get Them Right!" National Association of Personnel Services Lunch and Learn Education Series, 2016
  • "FCRA Class Actions: Minimizing Litigation Woes for Employers," The Knowledge Group / The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, 2016 
  • "Little Mistakes Can Lead to Big Class Actions," National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Mid-Year Conference, 2016
  • "Increased FCRA Background Check Litigation - How Employers Reduce Risk in 2016," The Knowledge Group / The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, 2015
  • "Identifying Compliance Priorities by ("Hold Your Nose!") Thinking Like A Plaintiff's Attorney," National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) 2015 Annual Conference
  • Co-Presenter "Wage Issues In The Agricultural Industry," Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Business Conference, 2015
  • "How to Conduct Legally Compliant Job Applicant and Employee Background Checks in Wisconsin," State Bar of Wisconsin - Inside Track, 2015
  • "Practical Tips for Handling Three Of The Most Challenging Employment Law Issues," Wisconsin Specialty Cheese Institute 2015 Annual Meeting
  • "Employment Law for Government Attorneys," Wisconsin Department of Justice 2015 Conference on Employment Law
  • "Don't Bungle Your Last Chance Before A Lawsuit: How To Get Disputes Right," National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), 2015 Annual Conference
  • Co-Presenter, "Building An Effective, Legally-Compliant Background Screening Program,"National Association of Sports Officials Annual Conference, 2015
  • "Do Pregnant Employees Have a Legal Right to a Workplace Accommodation?" Employment Law Blog, April 2015
  • "Employers: Know Risks Before Instituting English-Only Workplace Rules," Employment Law Blog, June 2014
  • "ADAAA Temporary Disability Coverage - Even Temporary Injuries May Need to be Reasonably Accommodated," Employment Law Blog, February 2014
  • Co-Presenter, "Avoiding A New Class Action Minefield: Concrete Tips To Reduce Employee/Applicant Background Screening Risks," Wisconsin Association of Corporate Counsel 2014 Annual Conference
  • Co-Presenter, "Social Media in the Workplace," Metro Milwaukee Society for Human Resources 2014 spring Conference
  • Presenter, " I Work For Who? The Subtle Nuances of Temporary Employees in the Workplace," Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association 2014 Annual Conference
  • Presenter, "Check Yourself: Avoiding Employee/Applicant Background Screening Risks," State Bar of Wisconsin Continuing Legal Education Program, 2014
  • Presenter, "Times They Are A Changing: New Best Practices For Handling 7-Year Reporting Limits Under Federal And State Law," National Association of Professional Background Screeners 2014 Annual Conference
  • Co-Author, "Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity In The Workplace," State Bar Of Wisconsin Continuing Legal Education Program, 2014
  • Co-Presenter, "The Most Pressing Legal Issues Confronting Your End-Users (And How You Should Handle Them)," National Association of Professional Background Screeners 2014 Annual Conference
  • Presenter, "Employment Law And Regulatory Changes At The Federal Level," Dane County Council of Public Affairs Quarterly Lunch Series, 2014
  • Presenter, "Best Practices For Complying With The EEOC's Background Screening Guidance,Jungle Source Client Webinar Series, 2014 
  • Co-Presenter, "How To Avoid The Biggest Overtime And Wage Mistakes," Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Continuing Education Seminar, November 2013
  • "Supreme Court Considering if Employers Should Pay FICA Taxes on Severance Pay for Reduction-in-Force," Employment Law Blog, November 2013
  • "Don't be a Target - Revise Criminal History Section of Job Application Just Like Target Corp," Employment Law Blog, November 2013
  • Co-Presenter, "10 Concrete Tips For Limiting Your Legal Risk In The Fastest-Changing Employment Areas,"Celerity Staffing Solutions Client Seminar, October 2013
  • Co-Presenter, "Hiring and Screening In Long Term Care," Wisconsin Health Care Association/ Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living Fall Convention, October 2013
  • Co-Presenter, "Can You Fire The Chronic Complainer?" Society for Human Resource Management State of Wisconsin Annual Seminar, October 2013
  • "Don't Forget To Include Time Limit in Employee Confidentiality Agreements in Wisconsin," Employment Law Blog, September 2013
  • Presenter, “EEOC Criminal History Guidance:  One Year Later,” National Association of Professional Background Screeners' 2013 Annual Conference
  • "Employee Background Screening Programs That Fail To Incorporate 2012 EEOC Guidance Under Attack," Employment Law Blog, June 2013
  • Co-Author, “Small Mistakes With Employee Background Screening Can Cause Big Problems” Madison Society of Human Resource Management Newsletter, June 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, “Building and Managing a Best-Practice Background Screening Program,” Southeastern Wisconsin Association of Healthcare Recruiters Annual Conference, May 2013
  • Co-Author, “Smart PTO Policies Can Pay Off For Employers” Madison Society of Human Resource Management Newsletter, May 2013
  • "Small Employment Background Screening Mistakes Can Cause Big Problems," Employment Law Blog, May 2013
  • Co-Author, “Retaliation Remains Most Common EEOC Charge In 2012,” Madison Society of Human Resource Management Newsletter, March 2013
  • "A Smart Vacation Payout Policy Can Pay Off for Wisconsin Employers," Employment Law Blog, March 2013
  • Co-Presenter, "Onboarding Your New Hire," Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Seminar, February 2013
  • Co-Author, “EEOC Foreshadows Plans of Attack,” Madison Society of Human Resource Management Newsletter, February 2013
  • Co-Author, "How to Deal With Retaliation in the Workplace," Employment Law Blog, February 2013
  • Co-Author, “Time To Re-Think Maximum Leave Policies,”  Madison Society of Human Resource Management Newsletter, January 2013
  • "Top 3 HR Priorities For 2013," Employment Law Blog, January 2013
  • Presenter, "Background Screening, Drug Tests & Reference Checks: Keys for Developing Sound & Legally Compliant Policies & Practices," Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Seminar, December 2012
  • Co-Presenter, "Background Screening Compliance Tips," Plumbing Contractors Association of Southeastern Wisconsin Seminar, November 2012
  • Co-Presenter, "A Case Study: Hiring, Discipline, & Discharge," Milwaukee Society of Human Resource Management Employment Practices Seminar, May 2012
  • Presenter, “Steps Every Employer Should Take BEFORE The Perfect Candidate Starts Work,” DeWitt Ross & Stevens HR Roundtable,  February 2012
  • Presenter, "Not So Great Expectations: Navigating the Dreaded Termination Process," DeWitt Ross & Stevens Employment Law Seminar, November 2011
  • Presenter, "10 Tips For Limiting Your Legal Risk as a CRA When You Don't Even Know Where to Begin," National Association of Professional Background Screeners' 2011 Mid-year Conference
  • Author, "Is Your Company Complying With E-Verify?" DeWitt Ross & Stevens HR Advantage, August 2011
  • Author, "Is your organization ready to pay $6 million for an employee background screening mistake?" Wisbusiness.com, May 25, 2011
  • Co-Presenter, “Hot Topics in Employment Law,”  Celerity Staffing Solutions Training Seminar, May 2011
  • Co-Author, “Insulate Your Company Against Sexual Harassment Claims:  Five Important Reminders,” DeWitt Ross & Stevens HR Advantage, April 2011
  • Presenter:  “Don’t Get Sacked:  Five Lessons to Learn From The Recent Sexual Harassment Claim Filed Against A Former Quarterback and One Of His Former Teams,”  DeWitt Ross & Stevens HR Roundtable, March 2011
  • Presenter, “Hiring And Evaluating Legally And Correctly,” Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference, February 2011
  • Presenter, “Wisconsin Wage and Hour Laws,” Lorman Seminar, February 2011
  • Presenter, “Job Applications, Background Checks, and Pre-Employment Decision-making,” DeWitt Ross & Stevens Employment Law Seminar, November 2010
  • Co-Author, “Safe Screening, Safe Hiring, “  HR Advisor, July 2009
  • Co-presenter, “FCRA Basics,” National Association of Professional Background Screeners' 2009 Annual Conference 
  • Co-presenter, “Identity Theft:  A Consumer Reporting Agency’s Responsibilities Under the FCRA,” National Association of Professional Background Screeners’ Web Seminar, June 2008
  • Co-presenter, “Hot Topics in Background Screening,” SHRM Web Seminar, May 2007
  • Contributing author, 2007 American Bar Association Equal Pay Act Report
  • Contributing author, 2005-2006 American Bar Association FLSA Report

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