Investigation into Caregiver Background Checks Leads to $1 Million Settlement

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 13, 2020, Marin County District Attorney Lori E. Frugoli announced a $1 million settlement with Care.com after an investigation discovered unlawful business practices related to background checks on caregivers and auto-renewal memberships, according to a news release on the County of Marin, California website. Frugoli’s…

Proposed Legislation Would Allow Summer Camps and Youth Organizations to Access FBI Sex Offender Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-New York) has launched a campaign to pass his bipartisan legislation – Child Protection Improvements and Electronic Life and Safety Security Systems Act of 2015 – that would change the federal law preventing summer camps and other not-for-profit youth organizations from…

New York Elder Care Facility Sex Offender Law would Require Background Checks of Senior Caregivers

Proposed legislation in New York for an “Elder Care Facility Sex Offender Law” would require senior care facilities to conduct criminal background checks for all employees using the state’s sex offender registry to prevent registered sex offenders from gaining employment. More information about the proposed bill from New York State Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) and…