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This ordinance amends the Philadelphia code to require employers within organizations or public agencies that receive city contracts, subcontracts, leases, concessions, financial assistance, or other forms of city support to provide their employees with a higher minimum wage. The new minimum wage standard in this ordinance is an hourly wage, excluding benefits, of at least 150 percent of the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. This ordinance also establishes a Living Wage Advisory Committee to review the implementation and effectiveness of this law.
This ordinance outlines workplace standards for construction employers. This ordinance requires that construction employers allot time for regular rest breaks for construction workers, which are particularly important due to the increased physical strain and increased risk of heat-related illnesses associated with construction labor. It guarantees that construction workers employed within the municipality are provided adequate rest breaks and establishes remediation processes for employers who deny construction employees a rest break.
This ordinance requires that nothing less than a living wage be paid to employees of the city's service contractors, of certain of its lessees and licensees, and of its financial assistance recipients. Employers should also provide at least 12 compensated days off per year and some payment towards the provision of health care benefits for employees and their dependents. The ordinance also specifies that employer retaliation is prohibited and details the enforcement methods for this law.
This ordinance requires city service contractors or recipients of city financial assistance of $50,000 or more to pay employees a wage equivalent to the federal poverty line for a family of four.
A contractor with a contract for services with the city valued at $100,000 or more, including subcontractors, is required to pay a wage that is at least the living wage for the duration of the contract to employees of the contractor for hours worked on the city contract. The living wage shall be a wage level equivalent to at least one hundred thirty (130) percent of the federal poverty level for a family of four (4) or, for employers that provide employees basic health insurance benefits, equivalent to at least one hundred ten (110) percent of the federal poverty level for a family of four (4). A recipient of a city business subsidy must enter into a city business subsidy agreement with the city that includes a description of the subsidy, goals for the number of jobs created and/or retained, and wage goals for any jobs created and/or retained. In the agreement, the city's department of planning and economic development must negotiate the minimum number of required living wage jobs to be created by the business subsidy recipient. It is a city goal that one (1) living wage job be created out of every twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) of city business subsidy. If the number of required jobs for a subsidy recipient is less than the city's goal, the department of planning and economic development must supply written reasons for not meeting the city's goal to the city council. A contractor or subsidy recipient that fails to meet the living wage requirement at any time during the duration of the contract shall not eligible for a city contract or subsidy in the next contract cycle or the next calendar year and shall be liable to the city for liquidated damages at twenty (20) percent of the value of the contract or four (4) times the value of the subsidy proportional to the rate at which the recipient failed to create living wage jobs.
The ordinance requires companies or non-profits with service contracts with the city worth at least $25,000 or benefiting from at least $100,000 in city subsidies to pay workers a minimum of $9.25 an hour; entitles workers to 12 paid days off per year; and allows collective bargaining agreements to supersede the requirements of the living wage ordinance.
This ordinance requires city service contractors to pay workers a living wage. Each year the city council will review and extend the living wage by at least an amount which corresponds to the cost of living increase as measured by the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose area Consumer Price Index.
Any city contract or subcontract valued at $100,000 or more must require city contractors or subcontractors to pay to each employee working pursuant to the contract or subcontract or who is employed in the specific location for which the contract is intended to benefit an hourly wage that is at least the living wage for the duration of the contract. Any recipient of a business subsidy valued at $100,000 or more must agree to pay an hourly rate that is at least the living wage to each employee employed in the location for which the city business subsidy was provided and a tenant of such a subsized project must pay at least a living wage to each tenant subcontractor for the longer of 3 years or the duration of the subsidy agreement. The living wage shall be a wage level equivalent to at least 130% of the federal poverty level for a family of 4 or, for employers that provide basic health insurance, at least 110% of the federal poverty level. Also, a city business subsidy recipient must enter into a city business subsidy agreement with the city that includes a description of the subsidy, a statement of the public purpose for the subsidy, goals for the number of jobs created or retained, and wage goals for any jobs created or retained. Any recipient of a city contract or subsidy that fails to meet the living wage or wage goals shall not be eligible in the next contract cycle or calendar year, and shall repay to the city an amount based on the degree of compliance proportionate to the value of the contract.
This city ordinance requires a living wage for all workers employed to perform work associated with city contracts.
This ordinance defines and details the categories of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and City contracts that must be considered separately by the City's Finance Director in conducting the Annual Disparity Study and devising the City's Annual Participation Goals. The U.S. Department of Transportation's DBE (disadvantaged business enterprise) program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation by disadvantaged groups in local and state procurement.