What is the purpose of this Ordinance?
  • Decrease possible discrimination against applicants who may have a criminal history.
  • Encourage applications from more people
  • Encourage employers to assess qualifications before exploring  criminal history backgrounds

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1. Why did the City consider this now?
2. What is the purpose of this Ordinance?
3. What were the steps taken to consider this Ordinance?
4. What exactly does Fair Chance Hiring mean?
5. What does Fair Chance Hiring not mean?
6. Who must comply?
7. Will some employers be excepted?
8. Is the City of DeSoto as an employer complying with this ordinance?
9. What is the penalty for violations?