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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.40 Employment Agencies

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Chapter 8.40
Employment Agencies

Sections:

8.40.010 Intelligence office defined.
8.40.020 License--Required--Endorsement--Limitations.
8.40.040 Bond.
8.40.050 Posting copy of chapter.
8.40.060 Deceptive practices.
8.40.070 Revocation of license.

For temporary help supply service businesses, see 8.06.667.

V.A.M.S.:

289.010--289.050 Employment agencies, generally

City Counselor Ops.: 8451

8.40.010 Intelligence office defined.

Whosoever shall open or keep an office or place in the City for the purpose of obtaining employment for others, or obtaining employees for others, or giving information whereby employers or employees may be obtained for a compensation to be paid by either party, shall be deemed to be the keeper of an intelligence office.
(1948 C. Ch. 21 1: 1960 C. 652.010.)

8.40.020 License--Required--Endorsement--Limitations.

No person shall keep an intelligence office in the City without a license therefor first obtained from the License Collector. The License Collector shall issue all licenses provided for by this chapter, provided, that each application for a license shall be in writing and shall state where the proposed intelligence office shall be located. No license shall be granted under this chapter until the License Collector has received from the police commissioners an endorsement on the back of the application to the effect that, in their opinion, the applicant is a person of good moral character. No license shall be issued for the maintenance of an intelligence office in any rooming house, boarding house or lodging house, except where the rooming house, boarding house or lodging house is, or is to be during the term of the license, maintained by a benevolent or fraternal order.
(Ord. 48909 1 (2 part), 1958: 1948 C. Ch. 21 2 (part): 1960 C. 652.020.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8468

8.40.040 Bond.

The License Collector shall require with each application for a license, a bond in the penal sum of five hundred dollars payable to the City, as obligee, executed by the applicant and one or more sureties to be approved by the Collector and conditioned that the obligors therein shall not violate any of the duties, terms, conditions, provisions or requirements of this chapter. The License Collector is authorized to commence and prosecute actions on any such bond in the name of the City for any violation of any of the conditions of the bond.
(Ord. 48909 1 (2 part), 1958: 1948 C. Ch. 21 2 (part): 1960 C. 652.030.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8468

8.40.050 Posting copy of chapter.

Every person holding such license shall keep a copy of this chapter conspicuously posted in the office thereby licensed.
(Ord. 48909 1 (2 part), 1958: 1948 C. Ch. 21 2 (part): 1960 C. 652.050.)

8.40.060 Deceptive practices.

Any keeper of an intelligence office who shall make any wilful misrepresentation, or receive money for positions, either directly or indirectly, unless position is secured, or who shall wilfully deceive any person, or who shall ask, demand or receive any unusual or exorbitant fee, or be guilty of any deception whatever, to any person who may employ him or her, as the case may be, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and in addition to the penalty therefor the license of such person shall thereby become forfeited, and he shall be incompetent, thereafter, to receive a license under the provisions of this chapter; provided, however, that this section shall in nowise appertain or apply to the employment bureaus of benevolent or fraternal societies.
(1948 C. Ch. 21 3: 1960 C. 652.070.)

V.A.M.S.:

296.010 et seq. Discriminatory employment practices

8.40.070 Revocation of license.

The mayor shall have power and authority, on good cause shown, to revoke any license issued under this chapter, and upon revocation shall certify the same to the license collector; provided, however, that the person complained of shall have a reasonable opportunity to defend himself; provided further, that each license issued by virtue of this chapter shall express on its face that it is received and held subject to be revoked at the pleasure of the Mayor.
(1948 C. Ch. 21 4: 1960 C. 652.060.)

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