What is the penalty for violations?

Complaints may be made by job applicants to a business. The first violation will result in a warning letter to the business providing information about the Ordinance. Subsequent violations may result in a fine up to $500 per violation.

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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?