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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 regulations, implementing equal opportunity employment policies, using city proprietary interests, and curbing employers' practices that take advantage of immigrant workers. The policy recommendations in the report are based on the experience of cities around the country.
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 requires hotels in the Los Angeles International Airport corridor containing 50 rooms or more, in recognition of the benefits they receive from city investment in the corridor, to pay hotel workers a living wage of $9.39 with health benefits or $10.64 without health benefits as of July 1, 2007. Beginning January 1, 2008, these rates are to be adjusted annually based on the local consumer price index.
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 report evaluates the proposal to raise Contra Costa County's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 in 5 steps. The study examines the impacts on workers and businesses.
This report evaluates the prosal to establish a $13.50 an hour minimum wage by 2019 in the city of Sacramento in three steps. It evaluates the potential impacts on workers, employment, and businesses.
This report estimates the impacts of a $15 minimum wage in California's San Jose and Santa Clara County on workers and business.