Record #: SO2019-3928   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/29/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Workforce Development
Final action: 7/24/2019
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 1 by adding new Chapter 1-25 entitled "Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance"
Sponsors: Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Rodriguez, Michael D., Villegas, Gilbert, Cardenas, George A., Cardona, Jr., Felix , Hadden, Maria E. , Hairston, Leslie A., Moore, David H., Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Curtis, Derrick G., Martin, Matthew J. , La Spata, Daniel , Taliaferro, Chris, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Ervin, Jason C., Maldonado, Roberto, Mitts, Emma, Waguespack, Scott, Dowell, Pat, Tabares, Silvana, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Osterman, Harry, Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Austin, Carrie M., King, Sophia D., Silverstein, Debra L., Taylor, Jeanette B. , Gardiner, James M.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 1 - General Provisions - Ch. 25 Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance
Attachments: 1. SO2019-3928.pdf, 2. O2019-3928.pdf
Committee on Workforce Development



SECTION 1. Title 1 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new Chapter 1-25 as follows:


1-25-010 Purpose and Intent.
This Chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance." It is the purpose of this Chapter and the policy of the City: (i) to enact and enforce fair and equitable employment scheduling practices in the City of Chicago; (ii) to provide the working people of Chicago with protections that ensure employer scheduling practices do not unreasonably prevent workers from attending to their families, health, education, and other obligations; and (iii) to require Employers needing additional hours, whether temporary or permanent, to first offer those hours to current part-time Covered Employees.

1-25-020 Definitions.
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

"Banquet Event" means a catered event staffed by employees dedicated to the event and held at a hotel. A banquet event is scheduled at the time that the customer provides a deposit in connection with a specific date.

"Building Services" means the care and maintenance of property, including, but not limited to, janitorial services, building maintenance services, and security services. This definition does not include on-duty police officers or other government officials performing their official duties.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection or the Commissioner's designee.
"Covered Employee" means an individual who meets all of the following (a) through (d): (a) performs work for an employer in the capacity of (i) an employee, as distinguished from a contractor, determined pursuant to Internal Revenue Service guidelines, or (ii) a worker for a day and temporary labor service agency, as defined in the Day and...

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