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Record No: CB 119557    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119557
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/16/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125923
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to employment in Seattle; requiring certain employers to take certain actions to prevent, protect, and respond to violent or harassing conduct by guests; adding a new Chapter 14.26 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 on Safety Protections, 2. Comparison Chart of Safety Protections, 3. Proposed Substitute (added 8/15/19), 4. Summary of Hotel Safety Protections (added 8/16/19), 5. D5 Summary Chart (added 9/5/19), 6. Proposed Substitute Bill D5 (added 9/5/19), 7. Amendment 3 (added 9/5/19), 8. Amendment 4 (added 9/5/19), 9. D8 Proposed Substitute Bill, 10. Signed Ordinance 125923
Related files: CB 119556, CB 119554
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to employment in Seattle; requiring certain employers to take certain actions to prevent, protect, and respond to violent or harassing conduct by guests; adding a new Chapter 14.26 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 14.26 is added to the Seattle Municipal Code as follows:
CHAPTER 14.26 PROTECTING HOTEL EMPLOYEES FROM VIOLENT OR HARASSING CONDUCT
14.26.010 Short title
This Chapter 14.26 shall constitute the "Hotel Employees Safety Protections Ordinance" and may be cited as such.
14.26.020 Definitions
For the purposes of this Chapter 14.26:
"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 14.26.120. "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 14.26;
"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...

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