Lawsuit Filed for Alleged Barring of Ex-Offenders from New York City Housing

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn In October 2022, a lawsuit was filed against a firm managing the application process for New York City-assisted affordable housing for allegedly barring ex-offenders with criminal records from housing and disproportionately disqualifying Blacks and Latinos, according to a news release from the filer of the lawsuit The Fortune…

California Bill Regarding Background Checks Vetoed by Governor Newsom

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 29, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Senate Bill 1262 (SB 1262), legislation that would have changed superior court rules and may have provided “a more convenient process for companies conducting commercial background checks,” according to a veto message from Governor Newsom.  Introduced by California State…