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Staffing owners: 2021 updates in background screening, drug testing, & COVID-19 vaccination requirements


Thank you for attending our webinar!

Topics we discussed:

  • Criminal History Reform: Trends and How to Reduce Risk with Background Screening

  • Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on Drug Testing

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing in the Workplace


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Scale Funding invited industry experts to address the topics that were discussed in our webinar.

Sheri Tischer, VP of Business Development
Scale Funding
(952) 656-3492

Alan Lasky, VP of Sales
Universal Background Screening
(818) 535-3477

Judy Praska, Owner/President
Fastest Labs of Bloomington 
(952) 999.9490

Christopher M. Leddy, Esq. Of-Counsel
Becker LLC
(973) 251-8906

Thank you for signing up for our webinar centered around hiring risks.

During the webinar, Alan Lasky from Universal Background Screening discussed reducing risk through form and process compliance. He also addresses criminal reform and the importance of having a standardized, yet case by case program in place.

There is a lot of uncertainty and questions regarding how the legalization of marijuana in some states will affect the way employers test their new hires. Scale Funding invited Judy Praska, from Fastest Labs, to share what she has seen and heard from her staffing agency clients and the impact the legalization of marijuana has had on employee performance in the workplace.

Employers small and large are craving some semblance of “business as usual”. With the Covid-19 vaccinations now being rolled out, you may be seeking guidance regarding vaccination policies, mandates, and processes. As a staffing owner, you also have your client company policies to consider. We had Chris Leddy from Becker Law firm join us to speak on this topic and answer any questions and concerns asked by the attendees.


Sheri Tischer - Staffing Industry Expert

Meet Sheri Tischer

Sheri brings to her role at Scale Funding over 15 years of front-line staffing experience and has an authentic passion for the industry. She is responsible for developing staffing industry partnerships and driving our payroll funding solutions throughout the nation. Sheri’s leadership experience and understanding of sales, recruiting, and operations in the staffing industry allow her to speak the language of staffing industry owners to better assist them in getting their financial needs met. She is a member of the ASA Mentorship program and active with NAWBO-MN.


Alan Lasky Universal Background

Meet Alan Lasky

Alan Lasky is the Senior Vice President of Sales for Universal Background Screening, a top nationally accredited firm, and has been in the background screening industry for over 20 years.  Throughout his career, his focus has been on screening compliance, working with safety-sensitive populations, and spending much of his time conducting training and seminars, pertaining to background screening regulations and trends.  His experience includes helping thousands of organizations with their screening programs and consulting with the Pentagon on security programs for military base civilian screening while also consulting with HR, staffing firms, and legal departments on best-practice screening.  Alan holds a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from CSPP/Alliant University – Los Angeles.

Judy Praska Fast Test Labs

Meet Judy Praska

Judy Praska is franchise president and owner of Fastest Labs of Bloomington, a national drug, alcohol, DNA testing company for businesses and consumers. With 55 franchise locations nationwide, Fastest Labs helps businesses and DOT companies manage their drug testing and pre-employment programs. They also offer a wide array of personal DNA testing such as improving health and wellness as well as paternity proof, infidelity, or substance exposure. Known as “5-star Google Judy”, she and her team offer unparalleled knowledge support and best-in-class customer service for clients.

Christopher M. Leddy is a Partner in the Firm and a member of the Firm’s Staffing Group.

Meet Christopher M. Leddy

Christopher M. Leddy is Esq. Of-Counsel, at Becker LLC and a member of the Firm’s Staffing Group.   As a former in-house counsel for a Staffing company, Chris has significant experience structuring and drafting client and business-critical contracts drafting, creating and maintaining compensation strategies, plans, and policies, providing counsel on a wide range of human resource issues unique to the Staffing Industry, and implementing on and offboarding practices and policies. ​ Chris is a frequent contributor to legal and business publications and lectures across the country on emerging issues impacting the Staffing Industry.

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