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This act requires businesses providing goods or services to the city to follow hiring guidelines that limit questions regarding criminal history, except for certain positions.
This ordinance prohibits employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants on the basis of their consumer credit history.
This ordinance makes several changes relating to the requirements of the participation of city residents in public works contracts, requirements for developers receiving direct financial assistance from the city, local business enterprise contracting standards and sanction and penalty provisions for these matters. The changes include: The definition of resident is changed to include all persons who maintain their place of permanent abode within the entire city, not just the Community Development Block Grant area; Worker hours is defined and excludes all hours performed by non-Wisconsin residents; The definition of unemployed or underemployed is changed to include low-income individuals regardless of employment status; It is required that 40% of the worker hours, unless the department of public works determines there is sufficient reason to impose a lesser requirement, shall be performed by unemployed or underemployed residents and that the contractor give fair consideration to all segments of the population including women and minorities. The number of hours subject to the 40% requirement is based on the total number of hours associated with a contract excluding all hours performed by outof- state workers; The residents preference program established by this section shall be reviewed by the common council, in consultation with the mayor, on or before October 1 of each year. This ordinance applies to any developer of a project that receives $1 million or more in direct financial assistance from the city. This ordinance also establishes a local business enterprise contracting program and standards for city award of contracts to local businesses when those businesses are not the lowest bidders. A local business enterprise means a business which: 1.Is located within the geographical boundaries of the city. Post office box numbers and residential addresses alone shall not suffice to establish status as a local business enterprise. 2. Has been located and doing business in the city for at least 6 months. 3. Is subject to local real estate taxes and is not delinquent in the payment of any local taxes, or that the business enterprise has entered into an agreement to pay any delinquency and is abiding by the terms of the agreement. A contracting department, shall, unless contrary to federal, state or local law or regulation, apply an award standard in all bids so that an otherwise responsive and responsible bidder which is a local business enterprise shall be awarded the contract, provided that its bid does not exceed the lowest bid by more than 5%. A contracting department shall, unless contrary to federal, state or local law or regulation, apply an award standard in the composition of scales used to evaluate proposals submitted in response to formal requests for proposals to procure goods or services. In instances where the maximum number of points used to evaluate a proposal is not equal to 100, an additional number of points, equal to 5% of the maximum number of points used in the evaluation, shall be applied to increase the total score attained by a local business enterprise. If the bids of two or more local business enterprises do not exceed the lowest bid by more than 5%, the contract shall be awarded to the local business enterprise that submitted a bid that exceeded the lowest bid by the smallest amount. A bid preference shall not exceed $50,000 for any one solicitation and award determination.
This ordinance prohibits employer discrimination against or otherwise denying employment to individuals with criminal records solely on the basis of those records.
This ordinance makes unlawful employment discrimination against pregnant women and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee's pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition at the employee's request. The ordinance defines a reasonable accommodation as an accommodation that allows the employee to perform the essential functions of the job. However, under the bill, the employer need not provide accommodations that are unduly burdensome according to factors including: cost, the employer's financial resources, and the type of operation performed by the employer. The ordinance burdens the employer to demonstrate that an accommodation is an undue burden. Also, the ordinance requires employers to provide notice of the right to be free from discrimination because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition.
This ordinance requires community partnership agreements for certain construction projects financed or funded by or through the city. A project contractor must enter into a community partnership agreement with the city and the appropriate qualified construction union. The agreement will include a requirement to hire from the qualified construction union, a prohibition against worker strikes, and a requirement that the union will recruit locally.
This ordinance adopts certain procedures commonly known as Best Value Contracting to be used in certain City public construction contracts and to developments obtaining TIF financing or other loans or grants from the city. Best Value Contracting (BVC) adopts a procedure where bids are weighted both on price and whether the contractor meets certain other desired criteria, such as providing apprenticeship programs, meeting certain wage scales or seeking to obtain certain levels of diversity in the workforce. The ordinance requires that subcontractors also meet these requirements before they commence work on a City contract. This ordinance extends the requirement that only bidders meeting the best value contracting standards may be used on a city public construction project to any development that obtains TIF assistance from the city. The ordinance also requires that the city engineer report on the effects of the ordinance after two years.
This act declares that it is an unlawful practice for an employing agency to fail or refuse to consider an individual for employment because of that individual's status as unemployed. The act prohibits employing agencies to public advertisements or announcements for a vacancy that indicate an individual's unemployment status disqualifies the individual for the job. The act also prohibits the employing agency from retaliating against a potential employee or current employee who reports or testifies against the agency for violating this act.
An act requiring that for city-assisted development projects, developers and employers of the built business are required to hire 30% local residents, or make efforts to do so.
The fact sheet supports the 2012 New York City initiative, 'Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act.' The fact sheet contains statistics and background on the practice and effects of using credit checks in hiring decisions.