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The City and County of San Francisco Amends the Fair Chance Ordinance Effective October 1, 2018

The City and County of San Francisco Amends the Fair Chance Ordinance Effective October 1, 2018

The City and County of San Francisco, Office of Labor Standards Enforcement outlined key updates to the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) on their website. The updates require employers to follow strict rules regarding applicant and employee arrest and conviction records, and covers employers, city contractors, subcontractors, and leaseholders. Employee need only work at least 8 hours per week in San Francisco, and includes temporary, seasonal, part-time, contract, contingent, and commission-based work. The FCO also covers services worked through a temporary or employment agency, and any vocational or educational training, paid or unpaid.

A few of the critical changes are:

  1. Applies to employers with 5 or more employees
  2. The FCO Poster must be posted at each worksite by October 1, 2018
  3. Job ads and solicitations must include specific language to comply with the FCO
  4. Adverse action requires specific steps and procedures as outlined on the website
  5. Yearly compliance reports are required

The agency created a helpful summary of changes for employers here.

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This information is not legal advice, for legal advice please seek legal counsel.

The City and County of San Francisco, Office of Labor Standards Website was used to create the content of this blog.

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