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Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Diego
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance ensures compliance with non-discrimination laws and the California Equal Pay Act. It further requires businesses to equalize wages between employees who perform equal or substantially similar work, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City of El Paso
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance outlines the procedure for wage theft complaints in El Paso, TX. In particular, this ordinance creates a wage theft database, maintained by a Wage Theft Coordinator designated by the City Manager, to identify employers with a wage theft adjudication record, establish...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source City of St. Petersburg
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance details the procedure for wage theft complaints in St. Petersburg, FL, including the process of filing wage theft complaints, employer responses, conciliation, and hearings before a hearing officer. Moreover, this ordinance also outlines enforcement practices and retaliation...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source City of Detroit
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This 2021 ordinance allows Detroit's city council to establish industry standards boards, which bring workers and employers together to set standards for wages, benefits, and working conditions. It outlines the process by which worker groups may petition for an industry standards...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes a new Wage Enforcement Division to enforce violations of wage theft in Los Angeles, establish penalties, and grant authority to the City of Los Angeles Police Commission to deny, revoke or suspend a police permit issued or requested by an employer found...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance enhances the ability of the City and County of San Francisco to enforce its minimum wage by requiring employers to create dispute resolution policies, increasing the penalty for employer retaliation, and establishing penalties for employers that fail to provide personal,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level State
State(s) California
Source UCLA Labor Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice
High rates of labor violations in California disproportionately harm workers of color and workers in low-wage industries. The 2003 Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) expanded the state's labor enforcement capacity by allowing workers to sue on behalf of the Labor & Workforce Development...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) Florida
Source Broward County Commission
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance provides a variety of worker protections against wage theft. A complaint for non-payment of earned wages, if not resolved through conciliation, is heard by the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards. If a violation is established, the hearing...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This ordinance prohibits retaliation by employers towards employees who report public health violations. It further states that employers in violation of this ordinance are subject to $10,000 in fines per day....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) California
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Though California has enacted numerous laws that help workers recover stolen wages, access paid leave from work, and enforce safe and humane working conditions, such legislation fails to deliver economic security to working Californians unless accompanied by strong enforcement mechanisms....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source State Innovation Exchange
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
Wage theft is a catchall term for a range of situations in which an employer fails to pay an employee, and it can take many forms - from employers paying employees less than the minimum wage or failing to pay overtime to withholding tips, not providing employees with their final paycheck,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Safety, Health
As construction activity in the southern United States continues to flourish, concern over workers’ health and safety grows. Economic hardships, few or no opportunities for career advancement, unstable work, injuries, and even death on the job are commonplace for construction workers...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New Mexico
Source City of Albuquerque
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes a minimum wage in the City of Albuquerque....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Hotels in the LAX area have instituted the practice of adding a "service charge" of 15% to 20% of the bill for banquets and other large group events. Some hotels pass a portion of the service charge to the workers who actually performed the services, while other hotels retain the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The federal enforcement of wage theft is weak, causing harm to workers. The Cincinnati City Council can start to stand against wage theft by adopting Just Pay ordinance, which allows local enforcement of wage and hour laws and protects employers from unfair comprtition....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source COWS
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report examines methods for cities to improve job quality in their communities by using city regulatory power to establish wage floors and other employment standards, regulating domestic-employee placing agencies, using city resources to enforce existing government employment...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source City of Philadelphia
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance creates a wage theft coordinator for the City and provides definitions, duties, penalties, feed, procedural requirements, a private right of action and other related items regarding wage theft....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
Wage Theft causes large amount of national loss each year. Ohio spends few resources on wage investigation, and hence cities can take steps to prevent wage theft within their jurisdictions. Cities can use procurement, licensing, tax enforcement, and tax incentives....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source City of Cleveland
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance prevents persons or entities that have engaged in wage theft or payroll fraud from bidding on city services or construction contracts or receiving financial assistance from the city. It also requires the city to create a database of entities that have committed such...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance requires employers that contract with the City of Madison, receive financial assistance from the City, or operate in City-owned facilities to pay their employees a living wage. The City of Madison must also pay their employees a living wage. This ordinance defines a...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) All States
Source National Employment Law Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Cities, states, and workers' organizations have established interagency task forces to take on companies that illegally misclassify workers. This report provides an overview of best practices for creating worker misclassification task forces and highlights successful case studies....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Safety, Health
The U.S. economy is headed towards greater inequality as middle-class jobs are becoming increasingly scarce, while low wage jobs are growing. This report details ten proposals to strengthen the economy for the long term by creating “good” jobs and addressing the economic insecurity...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source City of Philadelphia
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance creates fair practices for employers within the City of Philadelphia. Some notable clauses include prohibiting employers from inquiring about prior wage history, prohibiting businesses from denying cash retail, and establishing protected classes....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Milwaukee
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This ordinance requires employers within the city limits of Milwaukee, WI to provide sick leave benefits. Specifically, employers must provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked and are not required to provide more than 72 hours of sick leave in a calendar year....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Council of the City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This revision to the City's living wage ordinance strengthens and extends the regulations for airport employees. On July 1,2016, the wage for Airport Employees shall be no less than $11.68 with health benefits and no less than $16.73 without health benefits....

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