Record #: SO2017-3260   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/19/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Workforce Development and Audit
Final action: 10/11/2017
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-6-180 by requiring hotel employees assigned to work in guest rooms or restrooms to be equipped with portable emergency contact devices
Sponsors: Harris, Michelle A., Mitts, Emma, Foulkes, Toni, Pawar, Ameya, Laurino, Margaret, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Austin, Carrie M., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Dowell, Pat, King, Sophia D., Hairston, Leslie A., Quinn, Marty, O'Connor, Patrick, Burke, Edward M., Silverstein, Debra L., Beale, Anthony, Smith, Michele, Valencia, Anna M.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 160 Human Rights, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 6 Regulated Business License
Attachments: 1. SO2017-3260.pdf, 2. O2017-3260.pdf



SECTION 1. Section 4-6-180 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
4-6-180 Hotel.

(a) Definitions. As used in this section:
"Anti-sexual harassment policy" means the written policy required under subsection (e)(2) of this section.
"Employee(s)" means any natural person who works full time or part time at a hotel for or under the direction of the licensee or any subcontractor of the licensee for wages or salary or remuneration of any type under a contract or subcontract of employment, whether express or implied.
"Guest" means any invitee to a hotel, including registered guests, persons occupying guest rooms with registered guests, visitors invited to guest rooms by a registered guest or other occupant of a guest room, persons patronizing food or beverage facilities provided by the hotel, or any other person whose presence at the hotel is permitted by the licensee. The term "guest" does not include employees.
"Guest room" means any room made available by a hotel for overnight occupancy by

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
"Panic button" or "notification device" means a portable emergency contact device that is designed so that an employee can quickly and easily activate such button or device to effectively summon to the employee's location prompt assistance by a hotel security officer, manager or other appropriate hotel staff member designated by the licensee.

"Restroom" means any room equipped with toilets.
"Sexual harassment" means any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.|1010|
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
(d) Departmental duties.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
(3) Investigations to enforce the provisions of subsection (e) of this section may be conducted, as appropriate, by the Depar...

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