Record No: CB 120775    Version: Council Bill No: CB 120775
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Full Council Agenda Ready
Current Controlling Legislative Body Governance, Accountability, and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 6/18/2024
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to app-based worker labor standards; establishing a new compensation scheme for app-based workers with minimum pay requirements and related standards for transparency and flexibility; and amending Sections 8.37.020, 8.37.050, 8.37.060, 8.37.070, 8.37.080, 8.37.100, 8.37.120, 8.37.125, 8.37.165, and 8.37.170 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Sara Nelson, Maritza Rivera
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note v2, 2. Summary - Att 1 – Ordinance 126595 – App-Based Worker Minimum Payment Ordinance, 3. Summary and Fiscal Note v1, 4. Central Staff Memo, 5. Central Staff Memo (added 4/26/24), 6. Presentation 4/25/2024 (added 4/26/24), 7. ABWMP Revisions Ordinance Amendments Packet 5/9/2024, 8. Amendment 2 version 2 (added 5/10/24), 9. Committee Amendment Vote Tally (5/9/2024), 10. Amendment A
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to app-based worker labor standards; establishing a new compensation scheme for app-based workers with minimum pay requirements and related standards for transparency and flexibility; and amending Sections 8.37.020, 8.37.050, 8.37.060, 8.37.070, 8.37.080, 8.37.100, 8.37.120, 8.37.125, 8.37.165, and 8.37.170 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, Chapter 8.37 of the Seattle Municipal Code, also known as the App-Based Worker Minimum Payment Ordinance, requires network companies to provide app-based workers with minimum payment, transparent job information and receipts, and flexible terms of work; and
WHEREAS, amending labor standards for app-based workers requires appropriate action by the City Council; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 8.37.020 of the Seattle Municipal Code, enacted by Ordinance 126595, is amended as follows:
8.37.020 Definitions
For purposes of this Chapter 8.37:
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(("Adverse action" means reducing compensation; garnishing tips or gratuities; temporarily or permanently denying or limiting access to work, incentives, or bonuses; offering less desirable work; terminating; deactivating; threatening; penalizing; retaliating; engaging in unfair immigration-related practices; filing a false report with a government agency; or otherwise discriminating against any person for any reason prohibited by Section 8.37.120. "Adverse action" for an app-based worker may involve any aspect of the app-based worker's work, including compensation, work hours, volume, and frequency of offers made available, desirability and compensation rates of offers made available, responsibilities, or other material change in the terms and conditions of work or in the ability of an app-based worker to perform work. "Adverse action" also includes any action by the network company or a person acting on the ...

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