- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Failure to cite professional code as evidence was error, but not fatal error
- Remote exam proctoring violates civil rights, California ACLU maintains
- FBI: Impostors posing as regulators threaten medical licensees nationwide with license suspension
- Case against board for refusal to retroactively renew license can continue
- Therapy degree is insufficient for general counseling license, but requiring degree to mention “counseling” is arbitrary
Bipartisan momentum is building in support of "fair chance licensing" reforms that lift restrictions on granting licensure to people with records, according to a November 2018 report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP), a research organization that advocates broadly for wage, unemployment, and regulatory policies that benefit workers.
About one in four jobs in the U.S now require a license and, commonly, a background check, to practice, NELP notes. This is at a time when mass incarceration has been at its peak and there . . .
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