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File #: 200479    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/17/2020 In control: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2020
Title: Amending Chapter 9-3500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards," by amending definitions, revising restrictions, and amending and clarifying remedies, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Brooks
Code sections: 9-3500 - FAIR CRIMINAL RECORD SCREENING STANDARDS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 20047901, As Amended.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy20047901.pdf
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Amending Chapter 9-3500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards," by amending definitions, revising restrictions, and amending and clarifying remedies, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-3500 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 9-3500. FAIR CRIMINAL RECORD SCREENING STANDARDS

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? 9-3502. Definitions.

As used in this Chapter the following terms have the following meanings:

(4.1) Employee means any person employed or permitted to work at or for a Private Employer within the geographic boundaries of the City, including as an independent contractor, transportation network company driver, rideshare driver, or other gig economy worker.

(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 et seq., and its regulations at 34 Pa. Code ? 231.1(b).

(5.1) Employment Process means the process by which an employer assesses the suitability of an Applicant for prospective employment or consideration of any aspect of the Employee's re-employment or continued employment, including promotion, raise or termination.

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(8.1) Pending criminal charge means an existing accusation that a person has committed a crime, lodged through an indictment, information, complaint or other formal charge, where the accusation has not yet resulted in a final judgment, acquittal, conviction, plea, dismissal or withd...

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