Blog Posts October 2016

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Tenants with criminal records viewed with racial disparity

admin October 25, 2016
Criminal Records

White females have been shown favoritism by landlords in Washington over their black female counterparts. The study in to tenants with criminal records by the Equal Rights Center was released on the 18th October. Both white and black female applicants had similar backgrounds. White female (applicants) tenants with criminal records were preferred in 47% of test cases. The Equal Rights…

Amazon Criminal background checks for drivers questioned

admin October 20, 2016
Criminal Records

A legal advocacy group has taken issue with more rigorous Amazon criminal background checks by delivery companies contracted to Amazon. The checks have been seen to disproportionately affect black and Latino drivers. The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights based in Boston have contacted Amazon CEO in respect of the new policy. The Amazon criminal background checks do not consider past…

US Court Records Pacer Faces Legal Test over costs

admin October 17, 2016
Court Records

The majority of people who want to access the US court records Pacer database are typically charged 10 cents per page. This records database comprises papers and documents filed by litigants in Federal Courts. While 10 cents doesn’t sound a great deal critics say that this is only the beginning and a more holistic view should be adopted towards the…

Police Records check accessed around 2300 times by BYU police

admin October 11, 2016
Police Records

The Utah County Attorney’s Office may well bring criminal charges or sanctions against BYU Police. Alternatively local law enforcement may also consider action. This follows revelations that over an eighteen month period BYU Police carried out a police records check around 2300 times. This has been brought to light by a Public Access Request by The Daily Herald. The BYU…

background credit check restriction reminder by Appellate Court

admin October 10, 2016
Background Check

An Appellate Court (Illinois) has again highlighted to employers how fraught the background credit check process remains. The court found Neiman Marcus had compromised it’s background check process by subjecting sales associate applicants to a credit check. The case ( Ohle v The Neiman Marcus Group ) puts forward that an offer of employment was rescinded following a background credit…

Public records disclosure revisions draws mixed views

admin October 3, 2016
Background Check

The State Public Records Act is subject to revisions year on year since it’s inception in 1972 by state lawmakers. Those revisions see opposition from advocates. However 2017 the lawmakers will have added weight to their revisions aided by The Washington State Auditor. That being a recent survey around the costs of disclosure within local and state government. The survey…