Update: 9/18/17: The DPU has released new rideshare background check rules, but they changes appear minimal and insufficient. Uber and Lyft spokespersons say they are reviewing.
- CWOFs that are more than 7 years old can get a hearing before the DPU appeals board. We have no idea how likely they are to reverse a denial if you appeal, and on what grounds they might do so.
- License suspension disqualifications will only go back 5 years instead of 7.
- The TNC has updated their website with appeal process information.
That’s about it.
“It’s wrong that people in this type of situation are stigmatized in the way that they are,” Griffiths said. “It’s about people having a right to work, getting past mistakes and moving on with their lives.”
“For the most part, you can get any job with a CWOF,” Griffiths said. “The hardest job to get right now in the state of Massachusetts is a job driving for Uber or Lyft.”