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File #: 17-0048    Version: 0 Name: Labor and Employment - Displaced Service Workers Protection
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 4/3/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/13/2017
Enactment #: 17-028
Title: Labor and Employment - Displaced Service Workers Protection For the purpose of requiring successor entities taking over certain terminated service contracts to retain employees who worked on the previous contracts under certain conditions; requiring the disclosure of information when service contracts are terminated in certain circumstances; prohibiting retaliation against workers for seeking assistance from, or cooperating with, the Wage Commission; empowering the Wage Commission to issue subpoenas and administer oaths; defining certain terms; establishing certain penalties; and generally relating to the protection of displaced service workers.
Sponsors: Shannon Sneed, Bill Henry, President Young, Zeke Cohen, Eric T. Costello, Brandon M. Scott, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Robert Stokes, Sr., Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Labor and Employment, Workers Protection
Attachments: 1. 17-0048~1st Reader, 2. Law 17-0048, 3. Wage 17-0048, 4. DGS 17-0048, 5. Finance 17-0048, 6. 2nd Reader Amendments 17-0048, 7. 17-0048~3rd Reader, 8. Completed Legislative File 17-0048
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: Councilmember Sneed
A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Labor and Employment - Displaced Service Workers Protection
For the purpose of requiring successor entities taking over certain terminated service contracts to retain employees who worked on the previous contracts under certain conditions; requiring the disclosure of information when service contracts are terminated in certain circumstances; prohibiting retaliation against workers for seeking assistance from, or cooperating with, the Wage Commission; empowering the Wage Commission to issue subpoenas and administer oaths; defining certain terms; establishing certain penalties; and generally relating to the protection of displaced service workers.
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By adding
Article 11 - Labor and Employment
Section(s) 18-1 to 18-9, to be under the new subtitle designation,
“Subtitle 18. Displaced Service Workers Protection”
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 11. Labor and employment

Subtitle 18. Displaced Service Workers Protection.

§18-1. Definitions.

(a) In general.

In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

(b) Affected employee.

“ Affected employee” means a service employee performing work for an entity that is being, or has been, terminated as...

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