Riverside, CA, May 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Vincent J. Pascarella, Esq., SPHR, and Darin L. Mackender, Esq., will be co-presenting at the 2010 Colorado Employment Law Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, Colorado on May 27, 2010. Pascarella is Vice President of Sales for Employment Screening Provider, USA-Fact, while Mackender is a Partner in the Denver office of national labor & employment law firm, Fisher & Phillips.
The presentation titled, “Employment Background Screening: An Employer’s Legal Obligations under Federal and State Law,” will begin at 11:10 am and discuss how employers and employment screening programs have come under increased scrutiny from government enforcement agencies and the plaintiff’s bar and the importance of having legally compliant and up-to-date employment screening policies in place. The presentation will include a detailed analysis of an employer’s current legal obligations under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Colorado Consumer Credit Reporting Act, and the relation between federal and state law. Recent and proposed regulations and legislation affecting an employer’s background screening policies, and recent lawsuits and settlements, will also be discussed.
The two-day conference opens on May 26, 2010 and features two tracks of breakout sessions, one focusing on in-house counsel and human resources issues and the other focusing on litigation matters. The event is co-sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.
Vince Pascarella, a Colorado-licensed attorney and Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), has been an executive in the Employment Screening industry since 1998. He was also a two-term co-chair of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Best Practices & Compliance Committee where he recruited and led a group of legal compliance and operations experts in developing a series of industry white papers, and creating the skeleton upon which the NAPBS Ethics & Accreditation Committee has built the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Vince is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and Webinars, and is considered an expert on state and federal consumer reporting law, including the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Darin Mackender is a Partner in Fisher & Phillips LLP’s Denver office. He practices in nearly all areas of labor and employment law, advising on workplace compliance, assisting with day-to-day personnel decisions, and drafting employment policies and contracts. Darin routinely represents employers before state and federal agencies and courts, emphasizing cases involving unfair competition, wage and hour issues, discrimination, harassment and retaliation. He also practices traditional labor law, representing management in union campaigns and unfair labor practice charges. Darin has received repeated recognition in Colorado Super Lawyers for his labor and employment practice.
USA-FACT is an industry leading employment screening company whose goal is to help employers build strong, productive employee teams. Founded in 1987, USA-FACT’s services include: background checks, substance abuse testing, physical exam management, I-9 Verifications, e-Verify, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and more. With a reputation built on trust, USA-FACT is responsive to the needs of our clients, utilizing the most innovative ideas in streamlining the screening process and significantly reducing screening costs.
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