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Record No: CB 119554    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119554
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: In Committee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee
On agenda: 8/1/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to employment in Seattle; requiring certain employers to limit room cleaning workloads for certain employees; adding a new Chapter 14.27 to the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); and amending Sections 3.15.000 and 6.208.020 of the SMC.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda, M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Comparison Chart of Protecting Employees Elements, 3. Central Staff Memo (6/27/19), 4. Central Staff Memo (7/18/19), 5. Proposed Amendment 1 - CM Gonzalez and Mosqueda, 6. Proposed Amendment 2 - CM Bagshaw, 7. Proposed Amendment 2 v2 (added 8/1/19), 8. Proposed Amendment 3 - CM Bagshaw, 9. Proposed Amendment 3 v2 (added 8/1/19)
Related files: CB 119557, CB 119556, CB 119555
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to employment in Seattle; requiring certain employers to limit room cleaning workloads for certain employees; adding a new Chapter 14.27 to the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); and amending Sections 3.15.000 and 6.208.020 of the SMC.

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WHEREAS, the City has identified a need to provide immediate protection to low-wage hotel employees by passing a package of new labor standards ordinances; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. A new Chapter 14.27 is added to the Seattle Municipal Code as follows:
CHAPTER 14.27 PROTECTING HOTEL EMPLOYEES FROM INJURY
14.27.010 Short title
This Chapter 14.27 shall constitute the "Protecting Hotel Employees from Injury Ordinance" and may be cited as such.
14.27.020 Definitions
For the purposes of this Chapter 14.27:
"Adverse action" means denying a job or promotion, demoting, terminating, failing to rehire after a seasonal interruption of work, threatening, penalizing, engaging in unfair immigration-related practices, filing a false report with a government agency, changing an employee's status to a nonemployee, or otherwise discriminating against any person for any reason prohibited by Section 14.27.120. "Adverse action" for an employee may involve any aspect of employment, including pay, work hours, responsibilities or other material change in the terms and conditions of employment;
"Agency" means the Office of Labor Standards and any division therein;
"Aggrieved party" means an employee or other person who suffers tangible or intangible harm due to an employer or other person's violation of this Chapter 14.27;
"Checkout room" means a guest room assigned to be cleaned by an employee due to the departure of the guest assigned to that room;
"City" means the City of Seattle;
"Compensation" means payment owed to an employee by reason of employment inc...

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