What exactly does Fair Chance Hiring mean?

This ordinance requires eliminating the criminal history questions on all initial job applications. Eligible DeSoto businesses are prohibited from including a question about criminal history on initial job applications.

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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?