Amending Chapter 9-3500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards," by amending certain definitions and adding certain additional requirements with respect to screening job applicants and license applicants for criminal history; all under certain terms and conditions.
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 9-3500 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER 9-3500. FAIR CRIMINAL RECORDS SCREENING STANDARDS.
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§ 9-3502. Definitions.
As used in this Chapter the following terms have the following meanings:
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(3) "Conditional offer of employment" means an offer by an employer to hire an applicant, which may be withdrawn only if the employer subsequently determines that the applicant (i) has a conviction record which, based on an individualized assessment as required by § 9-3504(2), would reasonably lead an employer to conclude that the applicant would pose an unacceptable risk in the position applied for; or (ii) does not meet other legal or physical requirements of the job.
[(3)] (4) "Conviction" * * *
[(4)] (5) "Employment" means any occupation, vocation, job, work for pay or employment, including temporary or seasonal work, contracted work, contingent work and work through the services of a temporary or other employment agency; or any form of vocational or educational training with or without pay. "Employment" shall not, for the purposes of this Chapter, include membership in any law enforcement agency, or domestic services in or about the private home in which the employer resides, as defined in the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, 43 P.S. § 333.101, and its regulations at 34 Pa. Code § 231.1 (b).
[(5)] (6) "Inquiry" * * *
[(6) "Interview" means any direct contact by the employer with the applicant, whether in person or by telephone, to discuss the employment being sou...Click here for full text