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Record No: CB 119556    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119556
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/16/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125929
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to employment in Seattle; adding a new Chapter 14.29 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
Attachments: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
Supporting documents: 1. Central Staff Memo (7/18/19), 2. Comparison Chart of Job Retention Elements, 3. Comparison Chart of Ancillary Businesses Elements, 4. Proposed Amendment 1 (added 8/1/19), 5. D4 Version Summary (added 9/5/19), 6. D4 Proposed Substitute Bil (added 9/5/19), 7. D7 Proposed Substitute Bill, 8. Signed Ordinance 125929
Related files: CB 119557, CB 119554
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to employment in Seattle; adding a new Chapter 14.29 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 14.29 is added to the Seattle Municipal Code as follows:
CHAPTER 14.29 HOTEL EMPLOYEES JOB RETENTION
14.29.010 Short title
This Chapter 14.29 shall constitute the "Hotel Employees Job Retention Ordinance" and may be cited as such.
14.29.020 Definitions
For the purposes of this Chapter 14.29:
"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 14.29.120. "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 14.29;
"Ancillary hotel business" means any business that (1) routinely contracts with the hotel for services in conjunction with the hotel's purpose; (2) leases or sublets space at the site of the hotel for services in conjunction with the hotel's purpose; or (3) provides food and beverages, to hotel guests and to the public, with an entrance within the hot...

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