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Record No: CB 119842    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119842
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/10/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126123
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to gig workers in Seattle; establishing labor standards requirements for paid sick and paid safe time for gig workers working in Seattle; and amending Sections 100.015 and 100.080 of Ordinance 126091 to make technical corrections.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Signed Ordinance 126123, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to gig workers in Seattle; establishing labor standards requirements for paid sick and paid safe time for gig workers working in Seattle; and amending Sections 100.015 and 100.080 of Ordinance 126091 to make technical corrections.
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WHEREAS, in June 2020, the City Council (Council) passed Ordinance 126091 (Paid Sick and Safe Time for Gig Workers Ordinance), requiring food delivery network companies and transportation network companies to provide gig workers with paid sick and paid safe time for work performed in Seattle during the new coronavirus 19 emergency; and
WHEREAS, the Paid Sick and Safe Time for Gig Workers Ordinance went into effect on July 13, 2020; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle is a leader on wage, labor, and workforce practices that improve workers' lives, support economic security, and contribute to a fair, healthy, and vibrant economy; and
WHEREAS, amending the Paid Sick and Safe Time for Gig Workers Ordinance to make technical corrections will support implementation and enforcement of the ordinance's requirements; and
WHEREAS, amending the Paid Sick and Safe Time for Gig Workers Ordinance requires appropriate action by the Council; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The City Council (Council) finds and declares that:
A. In the exercise of The City of Seattle's police powers, the City is granted authority to pass regulations designed to protect and promote public health, safety, and welfare.
B. This ordinance protects and promotes public health, safety, and welfare during the new coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) emergency by making technical amendments to the Paid Sick and Safe Time for Gig Workers Ordinance that are consistent with the Council's intention and that will support implementation and enforcement of ordinance requirements.
C. The World Health Organization (WHO) has ...

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