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File #: 150741    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 10/8/2015 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 11/12/2015
Title: Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," by creating a wage theft coordinator for the City and adding definitions, duties, penalties, fees, procedural requirements, a private right of action and other related items regarding wage theft ; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: WAGE THEFT COMPLAINTS
Code sections: 9-4300 - WAGE THEFT COMPLAINTS, 9-4301 - Definitions, 9-4302 - Wage Theft Coordinator; Duties, 9-4303 - Procedures for Wage Theft Complaints, 9-4304 - Retaliation Prohibited, 9-4305 - Private Right of Action, 9-4306 - Joint and Several Liability, 9-4307 - Penalties for Wage Theft, 9-4308 - Other Penalties and Licensing Actions, 9-4309 - Notice and Posting, 9-4310 - Fees, 9-4311 - Effective Date, Title 9 - REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy15074101.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
12/1/20151 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
11/12/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
10/29/20151 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
10/29/20151 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
10/29/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
10/27/20150 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
10/27/20150 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
10/27/20150 Committee on Law and Government AMENDED  Action details Not available
10/27/20151 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
10/8/20150 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," by creating a wage theft coordinator for the City and adding definitions, duties, penalties, fees, procedural requirements, a private right of action and other related items regarding wage theft ; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to add a new Chapter as follows:

TITLE 9. REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS.

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CHAPTER 9-4300. WAGE THEFT COMPLAINTS.

ยง 9-4301. Definitions.

"Authorized Organization" means a group of employees, labor organization or party acting on behalf of an employee to whom any type of wages is payable.

"Employer" shall have the same meaning as in the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage, Act of Jan. 17, 1968, P.L. 11, No. 5, as amended and the Wage Payment and Collection Law, Act of July 14, 1961, P.L. 637, No. 329, as amended.

"Employee" shall have the same meaning as the term "employe" in the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, Act of Jan. 17, 1968, P.L. 11, No. 5, as amended.

"Proper Party" means:

(a) An employee alleging wage theft; or

(b) Any member of an entity which alleges wage theft.

"Wages" shall have the same meaning as in the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law, Act of July 14, 1961, P.L. 637, No. 329, as amended.

"Reasonable time" shall be presumed to be no later than fourteen (14) calendar days from the date on which the work is performed unless the employer has established, by policy or practice, a pay schedule whereby employees earn and are consistently paid wages according to regularly recurring pay periods, in which case such pay schedule shall govern.

"Maximum Threshold Amount" means ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).

"Minimum Threshold Amount" means one hundred dollars ($100.00).

"Wage ...

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