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Record No: Res 32028    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/22/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION concerning the health, well-being, and safety of domestic workers; expressing Council's intent to establish a right to portable Paid Time Off (PTO) for domestic workers in Seattle; and requesting the Office of Labor Standards to work with community stakeholders to draft legislation creating a portable PTO policy for domestic workers.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 32028, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION concerning the health, well-being, and safety of domestic workers; expressing Council's intent to establish a right to portable Paid Time Off (PTO) for domestic workers in Seattle; and requesting the Office of Labor Standards to work with community stakeholders to draft legislation creating a portable PTO policy for domestic workers.
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WHEREAS, paid time off (PTO) is vital to workers' health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle (City) has long recognized the value of providing workers with paid leave to care for their personal and family members' health conditions or safety needs; and
WHEREAS, in 2012, the City enacted the Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) Ordinance requiring employers to provide employees working in Seattle with paid leave for health and safety reasons; and
WHEREAS, the PSST Ordinance recognized that PSST "promote[s] the safety, health and welfare of the people of the City of Seattle by reducing the chances that worker's illnesses will intensify or be prolonged, by reducing the exposure of co-workers and members of the public to infectious diseases, and by reducing the exposure of children at schools and day cares to infectious diseases; resulting in a healthier and more productive workforce, better health for older family members and children, enhanced public health and improved family economic security"; and
WHEREAS, the PSST Ordinance further declared, "To safeguard the public welfare, health, safety, and prosperity of the city of Seattle, all persons working in our community should have access to adequate paid sick and safe leave, because doing so will ensure a more stable workforce in our community, thereby benefiting workers, their families, employers, and the community as a whole"; and
WHEREAS, in 2020, the City extended the coverage of PSST to workers hired as independent contractors by enacting the PSST for Gig Workers Ordinance, an emergency ordinance requi...

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