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

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

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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

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

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

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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

Federal district court certifies three classes in case over D.C. metro’s screening policy

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A U.S. district judge in Washington, D.C. recently approved class status in a hot-button case claiming that WMATA’s – D.C.’s primary public transit agency – background screening policy had a disparate impact on African-Americans. Read More

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