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New York court ruling clarifies application of state’s criminal history discrimination law


In a recent ruling, the New York Court of Appeals held that only “employers” may be liable for criminal conviction history discrimination under the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”). Read More

California enacts law to prohibit employers from inquiring about applicants’ juvenile records


California recently amended its labor code to prohibit employers from considering certain juvenile records when making employment decisions. The law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. 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

Judge allows class-action suit against background screening company to proceed

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A federal judge certified a class of job applicants who claim a third-party background screening firm violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act by unlawfully including obsolete criminal history information in their consumer reports. 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

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