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File #: 20-0535    Version: 0 Name: COVID-19 Relief - Premium Pay for Essential Workers
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 5/18/2020 In control: Labor Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: COVID-19 Relief - Premium Pay for Essential Workers For the purpose of requiring certain essential businesses to provide premium pay to their employees; prohibiting certain essential businesses from taking certain adverse actions against their employees; requiring certain essential businesses to keep certain records of their compliance with the premium pay requirements; requiring certain signs to be posted; 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; providing for a special effective date; and establishing a termination date.
Sponsors: President Brandon M. Scott, John T. Bullock, Sharon Green Middleton, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Robert Stokes, Sr., Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, Edward Reisinger, Shannon Sneed, Kristerfer Burnett
Indexes: COVID-19, Essential, pay, Workers
Attachments: 1. 20-0535~1st Reader
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: President Scott

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
COVID-19 Relief - Premium Pay for Essential Workers
For the purpose of requiring certain essential businesses to provide premium pay to their employees; prohibiting certain essential businesses from taking certain adverse actions against their employees; requiring certain essential businesses to keep certain records of their compliance with the premium pay requirements; requiring certain signs to be posted; 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; providing for a special effective date; and establishing a termination date.
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By adding
Article 11 - Labor and Employment
Section(s) 3A-1 to 3A-7, to be under the new subtitle,
“Subtitle 3A. COVID-19 Premium Pay
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 3A. COVID-19 Premium Pay

§ 3A-1. Definitions.

(a) In general.

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

(b) Chain business.

“Chain business” means any business that is part of a group of establishments that share a common owner or principal who owns at least 30% of each establishment where the establishments:

(1) engage in the same business; or

(2) operate pu...

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