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File #: 20-0544    Version: 0 Name: COVID-19 Laid-Off Employees Right of Recall
Type: Ordinance Status: Vetoed by Mayor
File created: 6/15/2020 In control: Mayor
On agenda: Final action: 11/16/2020
Enactment #:
Title: COVID-19 Laid-Off Employees Right of Recall For the purpose of requiring certain employers to recall certain employees who have been laid off after the imposition of the COVID-19 state of emergency; specifying the procedures by which the recall would operate; prohibiting retaliation against employees for seeking assistance from, or cooperating with, the Wage Commission; empowering the Wage Commission to issue subpoenas and administer oaths; establishing certain procedures for the administration of complaints by the Wage Commission; requiring certain reports; defining certain terms; establishing certain penalties; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Bill Henry, Ryan Dorsey, President Brandon M. Scott, Sharon Green Middleton, Shannon Sneed
Indexes: COVID-19, Employee, laid-off
Attachments: 1. 20-0544~1st Reader, 2. Law 20-0544, 3. MHLA Testimony 20-0543 and 20-0544, 4. City Council Letter- Right of Recall - 7.15.2020, 5. Labor Meeting Agenda (2), 6. Council Bill 20-0543 and 20-0544 (1), 7. HR 20-0544, 8. Agenda 20-0544, 9. City Council Letter- Right of Recall - 7.15.2020, 10. Public Justice Center Letter 20-0544, 11. 09-17-20 Laid off Employees Right of Recall.F, 12. Testimony for Tracy Lingo Local-7-Baltimore-Recall-Report, 13. Public Justice Center written testimony -City Council Bill 20-0544 Right of Recall, 14. 2020-08-07 Letter from P More to Baltimore LD, 15. Final Stacey Whye Statement, 16. Final William Murray Testimony, 17. Meeting Minutes - 20-0544, 18. Labor - Hearing Notes Bill 20-0544 (2), 19. Agenda 20-0544 (2), 20. Labor - Hearing Notes Bill 20-0544 (3), 21. Minutes - 20-0544, 22. 2nd Reader Floor Amendments 20-0544, 23. 2nd Reader Amendments 20-0544, 24. 20-0544~3rd Reader, 25. cb20-0544 veto letter 11.16.20, 26. 20-0544~3rd
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
11/16/20200 Mayor Vetoed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/20200 City Council Vetoed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/5/20200 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/20200 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/20200 Labor Committee Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/20200 Labor Committee Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/20200 Labor Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20200 Labor Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/20200 Labor Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/20200 City Council President Refer to Sheriff's Office  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/20200 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/20200 City Council President Refer to Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/20200 City Council President Refer to Office of the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/20200 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Human Resources  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/15/20200 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/15/20200 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
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 Burnett

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
COVID-19 Laid-Off Employees Right of Recall
For the purpose of requiring certain employers to recall certain employees who have been laid off after the imposition of the COVID-19 state of emergency; specifying the procedures by which the recall would operate; prohibiting retaliation against employees for seeking assistance from, or cooperating with, the Wage Commission; empowering the Wage Commission to issue subpoenas and administer oaths; establishing certain procedures for the administration of complaints by the Wage Commission; requiring certain reports; defining certain terms; establishing certain penalties; and providing for a special effective date.
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By adding
Article 11 - Labor and Employment
Section(s) 19A-1 through 19A-13, to be under the new subtitle,
“Subtitle 19A. COVID-19 Laid-Off Employees Right of Recall”
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 19A. COVID-19 Laid-Off Employees Right of Recall

§ 19A-1. Definitions.

(a) In general.

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

(b) Commercial property employer.

“Commercial property employer” means an owner, operator, manager, or lessee...

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