Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO)

Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO)

The FCIHO requires that Private Employers and City Contractors do not include any inquiries into a job applicant’s criminal history on job applications or postings. Private Employers and City Contractors cannot inquire about an applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional offer of employment has been made.  If an Offer of Employment is withdrawn as a result of a criminal history, the applicant must be given the opportunity for the Fair Chance Process.  For more details and forms, see links below:

Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance

Informational Materials

Required Postings

Printable Forms and Sample Letter

NEW! California Fair Chance Act: The State of California recently adopted the California Fair Chance Act (AB-1008), which adds a section to the Fair Employment and Housing Act and went into effect on January 1, 2018. The law limits employers’ consideration of an applicant’s criminal history similar to the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. Businesses who have employees working within the geographic boundaries of the City of Los Angeles must comply with both laws.