Screening News Update: Angie's List Sued | NYC Cuts Pot Arrests | More Salary Bans [Video]
- Home Improvement Website Sued Over Background Checks
- Pot Smokers in NY Rejoice at Reduced Enforcement
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Home Improvement Website Sued Over Background Checks
The San Francisco District Attorney is suing the very popular Angie’s List website for false advertising. In the complaint, the DA says the company has made several statements that are “likely to deceive” customers into thinking that every worker entering their homes has had a thorough background check. Their commercials talk about annual background checks, but when you read the fine print and look at their website, it turns out they only do those checks on the principal, owner or relevant manager of their larger providers; not the lower level employees who are often doing the work. The site also says the company depends on consumers to let them know if they hear of any bad acts or anything that needs their attention. In a statement, the company says it disagrees with the claims made in this case and believes their screening process is in the best interest of their customers.
Pot Smokers in NY Rejoice at Reduced Enforcement
The New York City Police Department has announced it plans to cut the number of arrests for smoking marijuana in public in half. Recreational pot use is not legal in the state, but the Governor is expected to push for it in the near future. Under the new policy, people seen smoking in public will still be handcuffed and be taken to the station for fingerprinting. If they are not on parole, are not facing a warrant, or don’t have an arrest for a violent crime within the last 3 years, they will be let go with just a ticket. The new policy takes effect on September 1st. About 17,500 people are arrested for possession each year in New York City. The Governor’s office says as many as 10,000 could be eliminated by this new procedure.