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Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect

Aug 15, 2014

Dear Employers and Employer Representatives,


I am pleased to remind you that the Fair Chance Ordinance, passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in February, goes into effect today, August 13, 2014.

The Fair Chance Ordinance applies to San Francisco employers with 20 or more employees (who perform work anywhere), City contractors, and housing providers. The ordinance limits the use of arrest and conviction records, and requires covered employers and housing providers to follow certain procedures and restrictions when inquiring about this information.

A few key points to know about the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO):

Please review our new Frequently Asked Que​stions (PDF) for more information on how the FCO affects employers and City contractors. FAQ  #2 provides a summary of employers’ responsibilities under the ordinance.

If you have additional questions, you can also visit our F​air Chance Ordina​nce website or contact us at [email protected] or (415) 554-5192.


Donna Levitt, Manager
Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
General Services Agency
City and County of San Francisco

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