Chamber Helps Usher in Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance

The Chamber joined Supervisors Malia Cohen and Jane Kim, community advocates and other supporters Wednesday to usher in the Chamber-supported Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance. Drafted with input from the Chamber, the new legislation prevents San Francisco employers from asking applicants about criminal convictions during the beginning phases of the employment application process, while preserving the employers’ right to make the best hiring decisions for their businesses without second-guessing by the city or threat of private right of action. “This does the right thing for employers and job applicants,” Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Policy Jim Lazarus told the San Francisco Examiner.  “This law will remove barriers to those seeking gainful employment while still protecting the needs of the business community.” Read more. Click here to dialogue with us on Facebook about the issue.