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Record #: SO2018-3286   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/18/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Workforce Development and Audit
Final action: 10/31/2018
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-25 by adding new Section 2-25-035 to establish Office of Labor Standards
Sponsors: Pawar, Ameya, O'Connor, Patrick, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, King, Sophia D., Ervin, Jason C., Dowell, Pat, Cochran, Willie, Cappleman, James, Silverstein, Debra L., Mell, Deborah, Foulkes, Toni, Lopez, Raymond A., Moreno, Proco Joe, Solis, Daniel, Maldonado, Roberto, Munoz, Ricardo, Mitts, Emma, Hairston, Leslie A., Austin, Carrie M., Harris, Michelle A., Santiago, Milagros, Laurino, Margaret, Reilly, Brendan, Reboyras, Ariel, Moore, Joseph, Arena, John, Curtis, Derrick G., Taliaferro, Chris, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Cardenas, George A., Waguespack, Scott, Quinn, Marty, Sawyer, Roderick T., Osterman, Harry, Sposato, Nicholas, Valencia, Anna M., Villegas, Gilbert
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 25 Dept. of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection
Attachments: 1. O2018-3286.pdf, 2. SO2018-3286.pdf
Committee on Workforce Development and AuditSUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago has enacted ordinances, which are codified in Chapter
1- 24 of its Municipal Code, raising the minimum wage and establishing paid sick leave; and
WHEREAS, More than 400,000 Chicagoans benefit from the protections that these ordinances provide; and
WHEREAS, The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection ("Department") is responsible for enforcing these ordinances; and
WHEREAS, The Department will benefit from the addition of personnel and resources to enforce these ordinances in an efficient, timely and comprehensive manner; and
WHEREAS, Chicago's business community is well served when ordinances regulating that community are systematically and equitably enforced. Effective enforcement ensures that all employers are in compliance with the law, and that no business obtains an unfair economic advantage, at the expense of other businesses, by failing to comply with the law; and
WHEREAS, Educating employers and employees about their rights and responsibilities under the law has been shown to increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of enforcement; now, therefore,,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Chapter 2-25 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting a new Article II, comprising Section 2-25-200, as follows:
Article II. OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS
2- 25-200 Office of Labor Standards
(a) Definitions. As used in this section:
"Chapter 1-24" means Chapter 1-24 of the Municipal Code of Chicago.
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection or the Commissioner's designee.
"Covered employee" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 1-24-010.
"Department" means the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.
"Director" means the Director of the Office of Labor Standards or the Director's designee within the Office of Labor Standards.
"Office" means the Offi...

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