February 25, 2017
Your digital footprint is made up of your public records, third-party content, and your social media profiles. Using our guide, Expeal, and RecordSweeper, together, you'll be able to create a pristine and professional online reputation, helping you get a better job, housing, and other life opportunities.
January 23, 2016
Without a doubt, the question we are most often asked is whether or not an arrest creates a criminal record. The unfortunate fact is that it most likely does. Very few states automatically expunge an arrest record. For the states that don't, you will have to go through the same Expeal process - with a few tweaks.
January 15, 2016
As the world's largest startup, one that is valued at more than a billion dollars, Uber has a bit of sway. That is why it is good news that Prop 47 has forced its hand in California, helping non-violent ex-cons improve their chances at getting jobs as drivers in the Bay Area.
March 18, 2016
Looking to join the growing wave of states, counties, and even city governments, Alabama begins discussing a "Ban The Box" law of their own. Looking to improve job opportunities, and through that, lowering recidivism rates, a law allowing an applicant to be interviewed as if their record is sealed or expunged is moving forward.
January 21, 2016
After handing down punishments to other national companies found violating "Ban The Box" rules, New York's State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was not done - Big Lots and Marshalls have both been fined and required to step up efforts to hire more ex-cons throughout the state.
Philadelphia has gone further than most, banning criminal background checks of job applicants until a conditional offer is made. If a background check is run on that applicant, then there are factors related to when a criminal record can be used to deny an offer. Hopefully the start of a trend.
January 25, 2016
Acting on promises he previously made, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie included bill A206 among the dozens of new bills he signed into law. A206 cuts expungement waiting times in half while also expanding the process of automatic expungement to drug court graduates, among other updates.
January 20, 2016
Some say it's about second chances, while others claim it unfairly hides the past. HB40, a bill that would help some ex-cons with Class D felonies expunge their records and get a fresh start in Kentucky, took a big step, passing in the State House of Representatives.
December 12, 2015
Chattanooga is going one step further than banning the box - they are outright removing the restriction on ex-cons holding government jobs. Through an amendment in the city charter, the ordinance promises to give a large number of people opportunities they have earned.