The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an amendment to the city and county Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) that took effect on October 1, 2018. The new amendment broadened the scope of the ordinance to cover all employers with five or more employees, including including city contractors, subcontractors, and lease holders. The Fair Chance Ordinance mandates employers to follow strict procedures pertaining to applicants’ and employees’ conviction and arrest record(s).

Approximately 4 in 10 eligible voters did not cast their vote in the 2016 presidential election according to research done by Nonprofit VOTE and the US Election Project. This number increases during mid-term elections. The main factors that contribute to this low turnout are people who have to work or have child care responsibilities. Donna Norton explains, “Getting to the polls can be especially challenging for people in rural communicates or single-parent households, and those who are juggling multiple jobs.”

Once an organization is set up to perform background checks, they must understand that not all background check are created equal, and there are factors that can cause frustration with employers when reviewing, receiving, and making a decision based on the screening results.

This complimentary webinar addressed tips for navigating through city, county, and state Ban-the-Box laws; Individualized Assessments (to determine suitability for employment), how to handle previous wages earned, and how employers balance state marijuana laws vs. federal laws.
If you are performing background checks on new hires, there are strict rules that govern what information you can request. Many states prohibit asking about an applicant’s past salary history, and you must know how this law affects your company. We have created a comprehensive, detailed, and easy to understand guide that explains how this law affects your hiring practices, and what you need to do to remain in compliance.
We provide workplace training to employees and supervisors on topics such as AB 1825, Conflict Resolution, Diversity & Inclusion, Substance Abuse Awareness, and Violence in the Workplace Prevention.

Schedule your training today and receive an exclusive promotion for mentioning that you are an Employers Choice Screening client.
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