San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

The Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) in San Francisco mandates that employers with five or more employees follow strict guidelines regarding applicants' and employees' arrest and conviction records. Employers can only inquire about criminal records after making a conditional job offer. The FCO prohibits considering certain types of convictions, such as those older than seven years or dismissed. Employers must also include specific language in job ads, post official notices, and provide compliance reports annually.