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File #: 21-0037    Version: 0 Name: Labor and Employment - Premium Pay for Gig Workers
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 2/8/2021 In control: Education Workforce and Youth
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Labor and Employment - Premium Pay for Gig Workers For the purpose of requiring certain businesses to provide premium pay to gig workers; prohibiting certain businesses from taking certain adverse actions against gig workers; requiring certain businesses to keep certain records of their compliance with the premium pay requirements; requiring certain notices to be provided to gig workers; including the premium pay provisions within the Baltimore City Wage Commission’s scope of enforcement; applying certain fines and penalties for violations of premium pay provisions; defining certain terms; and generally relating to guaranteeing a fair wage to gig workers in Baltimore City.
Sponsors: Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Mark Conway, John T. Bullock
Indexes: Labor and Employment, pay
Attachments: 1. 21-0037~1st Reader, 2. HR 21-0037, 3. 05 Written Testimony #1
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmembers Dorsey, Burnett, Cohen

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Labor and Employment - Premium Pay for Gig Workers
For the purpose of requiring certain businesses to provide premium pay to gig workers; prohibiting certain businesses from taking certain adverse actions against gig workers; requiring certain businesses to keep certain records of their compliance with the premium pay requirements; requiring certain notices to be provided to gig workers; including the premium pay provisions within the Baltimore City Wage Commission’s scope of enforcement; applying certain fines and penalties for violations of premium pay provisions; defining certain terms; and generally relating to guaranteeing a fair wage to gig workers in Baltimore City.
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By adding
Article 11 - Labor and Employment
Section(s) 3A-1 through 3A-11, to be under the new subtitle,
“Premium Pay for Gig Workers”
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Recitals

Whereas, the definitions of “employee” and “employer” in local, state, and federal laws are broad, but food delivery network companies rely on business models that hire gig workers as “independent contractors,’ thereby creating barriers for gig workers to access employee protections;

Whereas, the City of Baltimore (the “City”) intends to make it clear that provision of premium pay should not result in food delivery network companies reducing or otherwise modifying the areas in...

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