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File #: Ord 19-52    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/14/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 11 of the Administrative Code to create the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and Education within the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity.
Sponsors: Dai Thao, Rebecca Noecker, Jane L. Prince
Attachments: 1. Comment rec'd by Council, 2. Comment 2 rec'd by Council
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/21/20191 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/14/20191 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
8/7/20191 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/24/20191 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/17/20191 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video
Title
Amending Chapter 11 of the Administrative Code to create the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and Education within the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity.

Body
WHEREAS, Saint Paul Administrative Code Chapter 11 creates the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (“Department”) and outlines the duties of the Department; and

WHEREAS, Saint Paul Administrative Code Chapter 11.02 requires the Department administer and enforce Saint Paul Legislative Code Chapter 233, which regulates Earned Sick and Safe time in St. Paul; and

WHEREAS, Saint Paul Legislative Code Chapter 224, established a City Minimum Wage, and assigned enforcement responsibilities of that Chapter to the Department; and

WHEREAS, Saint Paul Legislative Code Chapters 224 and 233 share common goals and it is the goal of the Council that the City use sufficient and consistent administrative and enforcement tools for both ordinances that are not enumerated in the Administrative Code; and

WHEREAS, the Council wants to dedicate greater resources to the outreach and education of the community to assist in the implementation and execution of the responsibilities under each ordinance; and

WHEREAS, the Council wants to highlight the importance of budgetary commitment to the education and enforcement of Chapters 224 and 233 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code; and

WHEREAS, the Council wishes to create a separate “labor standards” division within the Department that will combine and expand the Department’s responsibilities, and focus solely on the administration, enforcement and education of Chapters 224 and 233 of the Legislative Code; and

WHEREAS, the Council wishes to create a Labor Standards Advisory Committee to advise and support the Department in outreach and education of Labor Standards policies, strengthen community partnerships, and gather feedback and recommendations related to labor standards practices; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED tha...

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