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Record No: CB 118915    Version: Council Bill No: CB 118915
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 3/10/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125273
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to The City of Seattle's Office of Labor Standards; adding a new Section 3.15.007 to the Seattle Municipal Code; amending Ordinance 125207, which adopted the 2017 Budget, changing appropriations for the Office of Labor Standards and authorizing cash transfers to support appropriations changes; and establishing a special Office of Labor Standards Subfund to guarantee annual funding of The City of Seattle's Office of Labor Standards from the City's existing business license tax revenues.
Sponsors: Tim Burgess, Lisa Herbold, Rob Johnson, Debora Juarez
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Substitute, 3. Signed Ord 125273, 4. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to The City of Seattle's Office of Labor Standards; adding a new Section 3.15.007 to the Seattle Municipal Code; amending Ordinance 125207, which adopted the 2017 Budget, changing appropriations for the Office of Labor Standards and authorizing cash transfers to support appropriations changes; and establishing a special Office of Labor Standards Subfund to guarantee annual funding of The City of Seattle's Office of Labor Standards from the City's existing business license tax revenues.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle's Office of Labor Standards (OLS) educates, administers, implements, and enforces the City's labor standards laws including: paid sick and safe time (Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) Chapter 14.16), use of criminal history in employment decisions (SMC Chapter 14.17), minimum wage and minimum compensation (SMC Chapter 14.19), wage and tip compensation requirements (SMC Chapter 14.20), secure scheduling requirements (SMC Chapter 14.22), the Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative (SMC 14.25), and other labor standards that the City may enact in the future; and
WHEREAS, swift and robust enforcement of Seattle's labor standards ordinances through investigations and education efforts by OLS helps ensure that employees will receive the wages, benefits, and other protections established by Seattle's labor standards ordinances, which together enhance wage equity, create a fair and healthy economy for workers, and curb violations of labor standards for all workers, which fall disproportionately on immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ communities, people with disabilities, youth, people of color, and women; and
WHEREAS, enforcement of and education efforts about Seattle's labor standards ordinances helps ensure that businesses that comply with these ordinances are not placed in a competitive disadvantage to businesses that are not in compliance; and
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