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San Francisco Passes Pay Parity Ordinance Affecting Employee Onboarding

Tue, July 25th, 2017 - 8:21 am - By Gordon Basichis

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FROM ATTORNEY, MONTSERRAT MILLER, PARTNER AT ARNALL GOLDEN GREGORY

Please take note.

 

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisor’s passed a pay equity ordinance on July 11, 2017 which is now awaiting the Mayor’s signature. The “Parity in Pay” ordinance will become operative July 1, 2018. The ordinance will ban private employers from inquiring about and considering a job applicant’s prior salary history. It will also apply to certain contractors working with the city of San Francisco.  The ordinance, which adds Article 33 to the Police Code and Chapter 12K to the Administrative Code, can be found by clicking here.

  • The ordinance will apply to applicants applying for private employment to be performed in the geographic boundaries of San Francisco (the city and county). Under certain circumstances, the ordinance also applies to applicants for private employment where the work is performed under a contract with the city of San Francisco or when the work is performed on city property used under a lease, permit or license.
  • The prohibition is such that an employer cannot consider or rely on an applicant’s salary history as a factor in determining whether to offer employment to an applicant, or what their salary will be. Furthermore, employers cannot release the salary history of current or former employees to an applicant’s prospective employer without written authorization from the current or former employee, unless the release of salary history is required by law, is part of a publicly available record, or is subject to a collective bargaining agreement.
  • If an applicant voluntarily discloses salary history or provides written authorization to the release of salary history, then such can be considered or verified by an employer.

California’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) will publish and make available in multiple languages notices describing to job applicants and employees their rights under the law. Employers will be required to post such notices in a conspicuous place at their workplace.

San Francisco joins the following states and cities with pay equity ordinances on the books — DelawareMassachusettsOregonNew York City, NY and Philadelphia, PA.

 

Corra Group Offers Its CDLIS Trucking Background Check as the Same Price as Its MVR’S

Thu, July 13th, 2017 - 8:29 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group now offers is CDLIS background check at the same price point as it does is Motor Vehicle Records Searches, or MVR’s. The CDLIS is formally known as the Commercial Driver’s Information System and is put out by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, where records are databased in a comprehensive computer system that enables state driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) to ensure that each commercial driver has only one driver’s license and one complete driver record.

“We believe the CDLIS is a must for must commercial trucking and transportation firms, and we are offering this records background check at cost-effective rates,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “This search provides truckers with valuable data from every state database.

“The CDLIS will verify a commercial’s driver’s license and will list both the state and the license number where the driver has held previous licenses,” said Gustavson. “So a trucking firm will know in about sixty seconds where the driver is illegally holding more than one license and the record history of the legitimate license he has previously maintained.”

Gustavson pointed out that Corra Group prices for the MVR is based on volume and is largely self-service. He noted how the driving records are databased in the user accounts for approximately three years and are always available and subject to review.

“We create for each trucking and transportation company their own account, and they can order at will,” said Gustavson. “It’s a very user-friendly system. In addition to the MVRs and CDLIS, we also trucking firms a full package of employment screening background checks, including criminal records and DOT Drug Testing and Random Management System for companies with a minimum thirty-five drivers.”

For the complete release, please click on this link.

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