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Census Bureau to pay $15 million to settle background check lawsuit


The U.S. Census Bureau agreed to pay the fee to settle a class action involving an estimated 450,000 African Americans and Latinos who may have been passed over for jobs due to the bureau’s background check practices. Read More

Uber to pay at least $10 million to settle suit over driver background checks


The ride-sharing service could potentially pay up to $25 million to settle a civil suit over claims that the company embellished the stringency of its background check policy. Read More

New Pennsylvania law will allow nonviolent misdemeanor crimes to be sealed


Senate Bill 166 was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on Feb. 16 and will allow individuals who have served their punishment for nonviolent misdemeanors to petition to have their records sealed from public view. Read More

Pa. court strikes state law barring individuals with certain disqualifying convictions from working with elderly

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On Dec. 30, 2015, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania—one of the state’s two intermediate appellate courts—held that the lifetime employment ban on individuals convicted of certain crimes contained in Sec. 503(a) 1 of the Older Adults Protective Services Act (“Act”) is unconstitutional and unenforceable, and thus enjoined the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from enforcing the law. Read More

Nevada law repeals seven-year criminal conviction reporting restriction

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Senate Bill 409, which goes into effect immediately, “removes the prohibition against disclosing a record of conviction of a crime which is more than 7 years old, meaning that there is no limitation of time for which such a record may be disclosed.” Read More

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