California May Require Background Checks On All Uber, Lyft DriversUber and Lyft would have to conduct background checks on all drivers and lay off certain criminals under a bill California lawmakers are sending to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
Feds Can Probe Twitter, Facebook Accounts For Security Background ChecksFederal investigators can now probe Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites as a part of background checks for security clearances.
Uber Settles Lawsuit Over Driver Background Checks For $10 MillionRide-hailing company Uber will pay at least $10 million to settle allegations by California prosecutors that it misled passengers about the quality of its driver background checks.
Expanded Background Checks For Gun Purchases Rejected By SenateA polarized Senate voted Thursday against expanding background checks for more gun purchases, rejecting the proposal a day after the latest U.S. mass shooting left 14 people dead in California.
Uber Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over $1 ‘Safe Rides Fee’The lawsuit alleges that Uber misrepresents its $1 "Safe Rides Fee" to customers, as well as the nature of its background checks and safety measures taken on behalf of riders.
San Francisco, Los Angeles DA’s Warn Ride Service Companies Uber, Lyft, Sidecar To Halt 'Illegal' PracticesThe district attorneys are warning the ride service companies about possible legal action if they don't change their "illegal practices."
Facebook, Instagram To Delete Posts Offering Illegal Gun SalesUnder pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks.
South Bay Soccer League Sued For Failing To Stop Abusive CoachThe parents of a 13-year-old girl who was sexually abused by her soccer coach claim the nation's largest youth soccer organization was negligent in failing to require background checks of her abuser.
Report Finds California Fails To Regulate In-Home CaregiversA legislative report released Thursday suggests that California is putting its elderly population at risk of theft and abuse because the state does not regulate in-home caregivers.
Expanding Background Checks for City EmployeesSan Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is looking to expand criminal background checks for potential city employees.