Today, the FTC made a blog posting, Background checks on prospective employers: Keep required disclosures simple. The posting does not break any new ground, but it is a good reminder that the FTC is watching businesses and how they conduct background checks on workers.
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities released a flawed report on background screenings that relied upon data findings that could violate consumer protections under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and state law if a non-government agency made those same findings. The report has been summarized in the… Continue reading Checking the Checks on Massachusetts Ridesharing Drivers
Recently, Lyft CEO John Zimmer was interviewed for NPR’s podcast, How I Built This. Zimmer was asked about his company’s criminal background checks and he discussed how his company offers better protection for riders than the fingerprint checks sometimes required of taxi drivers. He’s right.
The City of Seattle is has a draft ordinance relating to fair chance housing but the proposal is wrong on three counts, as CDIA noted in a letter. First, the proposal could make apartment communities more susceptible to crime by arbitrarily assigning a mythical point of redemption at two years. Second, the bill takes away… Continue reading Seattle Attempts to Limit Background Checks for Rental Housing and Gets it Wrong