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Meeting Name: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/23/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
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Int 1846-2020 *Margaret S. Chin Proposed Int. No. 1846-ADisclosure of gratuity policies for food delivery workers.IntroductionFor each order placed on a food delivery platform, the bill prohibits a food delivery application from soliciting a tip from a customer unless it discloses the amount or proportion of each gratuity provided to the delivery worker; and the manner in which gratuities are provided, whether immediately or not, and whether in cash or not. This information must be provided before or at the same time the gratuity is solicited. The bill would require applications to credit gratuities to the worker. It would mandate that applications notify workers if a gratuity was added, the amount, whether the customer removed it and why, if a reason was provided, or if a change was made. Each day the applications would be required to inform the worker the total compensation and gratuities earned by that worker the day before. Applications would have to keep records demonstrating their compliance with this bill as part of the requirements of their licensure.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1846-2020 *Margaret S. Chin  Disclosure of gratuity policies for food delivery workers.IntroductionFor each order placed on a food delivery platform, the bill prohibits a food delivery application from soliciting a tip from a customer unless it discloses the amount or proportion of each gratuity provided to the delivery worker; and the manner in which gratuities are provided, whether immediately or not, and whether in cash or not. This information must be provided before or at the same time the gratuity is solicited. The bill would require applications to credit gratuities to the worker. It would mandate that applications notify workers if a gratuity was added, the amount, whether the customer removed it and why, if a reason was provided, or if a change was made. Each day the applications would be required to inform the worker the total compensation and gratuities earned by that worker the day before. Applications would have to keep records demonstrating their compliance with this bill as part of the requirements of their licensure.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1846-2020 *Margaret S. Chin  Disclosure of gratuity policies for food delivery workers.IntroductionFor each order placed on a food delivery platform, the bill prohibits a food delivery application from soliciting a tip from a customer unless it discloses the amount or proportion of each gratuity provided to the delivery worker; and the manner in which gratuities are provided, whether immediately or not, and whether in cash or not. This information must be provided before or at the same time the gratuity is solicited. The bill would require applications to credit gratuities to the worker. It would mandate that applications notify workers if a gratuity was added, the amount, whether the customer removed it and why, if a reason was provided, or if a change was made. Each day the applications would be required to inform the worker the total compensation and gratuities earned by that worker the day before. Applications would have to keep records demonstrating their compliance with this bill as part of the requirements of their licensure.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1846-2020 AMargaret S. Chin  Disclosure of gratuity policies for food delivery workers.IntroductionFor each order placed on a food delivery platform, the bill prohibits a food delivery application from soliciting a tip from a customer unless it discloses the amount or proportion of each gratuity provided to the delivery worker; and the manner in which gratuities are provided, whether immediately or not, and whether in cash or not. This information must be provided before or at the same time the gratuity is solicited. The bill would require applications to credit gratuities to the worker. It would mandate that applications notify workers if a gratuity was added, the amount, whether the customer removed it and why, if a reason was provided, or if a change was made. Each day the applications would be required to inform the worker the total compensation and gratuities earned by that worker the day before. Applications would have to keep records demonstrating their compliance with this bill as part of the requirements of their licensure.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 2288-2021 *Justin L. Brannan Proposed Int. No. 2288-ARequiring third-party food delivery services and third-party courier services to provide food delivery workers with insulated food delivery bags, and authorizing the commissioner of the department of consumer and worker protection to deny, suspend, revokeIntroductionThis bill would require food delivery applications and couriers to make available insulated bags to any delivery worker who has completed at least six deliveries for the company. The food delivery application or courier would not be permitted to charge their delivery worker any money for the bag. The bag would also have to comply with Section 1235 of the State Vehicle and Traffic Law, which prohibits bicyclists from carrying bags or other articles unless they can keep at least one hand on the handlebars. The bill would add a provision to the licensing scheme passed last month allowing the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to suspend, revoke, deny or refuse to renew a food delivery application license if any provision relating to protections for delivery workers was violated twice in the previous two years.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2288-2021 *Justin L. Brannan  Requiring third-party food delivery services and third-party courier services to provide food delivery workers with insulated food delivery bags, and authorizing the commissioner of the department of consumer and worker protection to deny, suspend, revokeIntroductionThis bill would require food delivery applications and couriers to make available insulated bags to any delivery worker who has completed at least six deliveries for the company. The food delivery application or courier would not be permitted to charge their delivery worker any money for the bag. The bag would also have to comply with Section 1235 of the State Vehicle and Traffic Law, which prohibits bicyclists from carrying bags or other articles unless they can keep at least one hand on the handlebars. The bill would add a provision to the licensing scheme passed last month allowing the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to suspend, revoke, deny or refuse to renew a food delivery application license if any provision relating to protections for delivery workers was violated twice in the previous two years.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2288-2021 *Justin L. Brannan  Requiring third-party food delivery services and third-party courier services to provide food delivery workers with insulated food delivery bags, and authorizing the commissioner of the department of consumer and worker protection to deny, suspend, revokeIntroductionThis bill would require food delivery applications and couriers to make available insulated bags to any delivery worker who has completed at least six deliveries for the company. The food delivery application or courier would not be permitted to charge their delivery worker any money for the bag. The bag would also have to comply with Section 1235 of the State Vehicle and Traffic Law, which prohibits bicyclists from carrying bags or other articles unless they can keep at least one hand on the handlebars. The bill would add a provision to the licensing scheme passed last month allowing the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to suspend, revoke, deny or refuse to renew a food delivery application license if any provision relating to protections for delivery workers was violated twice in the previous two years.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2288-2021 AJustin L. Brannan  Requiring third-party food delivery services and third-party courier services to provide food delivery workers with insulated food delivery bags, and authorizing the commissioner of the department of consumer and worker protection to deny, suspend, revokeIntroductionThis bill would require food delivery applications and couriers to make available insulated bags to any delivery worker who has completed at least six deliveries for the company. The food delivery application or courier would not be permitted to charge their delivery worker any money for the bag. The bag would also have to comply with Section 1235 of the State Vehicle and Traffic Law, which prohibits bicyclists from carrying bags or other articles unless they can keep at least one hand on the handlebars. The bill would add a provision to the licensing scheme passed last month allowing the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to suspend, revoke, deny or refuse to renew a food delivery application license if any provision relating to protections for delivery workers was violated twice in the previous two years.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 2289-2021 *Justin L. Brannan Proposed Int. No. 2289-AEstablishing general provisions related to working conditions for third-party service workers and requiring that third-party food delivery services permit delivery workers to set limitations on distance and route for deliveries.IntroductionThis bill would require food delivery applications and couriers to provide delivery workers with the opportunity to set: (i) a maximum distance per trip they will travel; and (ii) that the worker will not accept trips over bridges or tunnels. Applications and couriers would be obligated to allow workers to change parameters at any time. Applications or couriers could not offer a worker trips inconsistent with the parameters or penalize a worker for their parameters. The following information would be provided before a trip: • address where the food, beverage or other goods must be picked up; • estimated time and distance per trip; • any gratuity; and • compensation to be paid, excluding gratuity. In addition, the bill would set forth various definitions; obligations on the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, applications and couriers; and enforcement options, including those available to the City and to workers, that would apply to all laws relating to food delivery workers.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2289-2021 *Justin L. Brannan  Establishing general provisions related to working conditions for third-party service workers and requiring that third-party food delivery services permit delivery workers to set limitations on distance and route for deliveries.IntroductionThis bill would require food delivery applications and couriers to provide delivery workers with the opportunity to set: (i) a maximum distance per trip they will travel; and (ii) that the worker will not accept trips over bridges or tunnels. Applications and couriers would be obligated to allow workers to change parameters at any time. Applications or couriers could not offer a worker trips inconsistent with the parameters or penalize a worker for their parameters. The following information would be provided before a trip: • address where the food, beverage or other goods must be picked up; • estimated time and distance per trip; • any gratuity; and • compensation to be paid, excluding gratuity. In addition, the bill would set forth various definitions; obligations on the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, applications and couriers; and enforcement options, including those available to the City and to workers, that would apply to all laws relating to food delivery workers.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2289-2021 *Justin L. Brannan  Establishing general provisions related to working conditions for third-party service workers and requiring that third-party food delivery services permit delivery workers to set limitations on distance and route for deliveries.IntroductionThis bill would require food delivery applications and couriers to provide delivery workers with the opportunity to set: (i) a maximum distance per trip they will travel; and (ii) that the worker will not accept trips over bridges or tunnels. Applications and couriers would be obligated to allow workers to change parameters at any time. Applications or couriers could not offer a worker trips inconsistent with the parameters or penalize a worker for their parameters. The following information would be provided before a trip: • address where the food, beverage or other goods must be picked up; • estimated time and distance per trip; • any gratuity; and • compensation to be paid, excluding gratuity. In addition, the bill would set forth various definitions; obligations on the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, applications and couriers; and enforcement options, including those available to the City and to workers, that would apply to all laws relating to food delivery workers.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2289-2021 AJustin L. Brannan  Establishing general provisions related to working conditions for third-party service workers and requiring that third-party food delivery services permit delivery workers to set limitations on distance and route for deliveries.IntroductionThis bill would require food delivery applications and couriers to provide delivery workers with the opportunity to set: (i) a maximum distance per trip they will travel; and (ii) that the worker will not accept trips over bridges or tunnels. Applications and couriers would be obligated to allow workers to change parameters at any time. Applications or couriers could not offer a worker trips inconsistent with the parameters or penalize a worker for their parameters. The following information would be provided before a trip: • address where the food, beverage or other goods must be picked up; • estimated time and distance per trip; • any gratuity; and • compensation to be paid, excluding gratuity. In addition, the bill would set forth various definitions; obligations on the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, applications and couriers; and enforcement options, including those available to the City and to workers, that would apply to all laws relating to food delivery workers.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 2294-2021 *Brad S. Lander Proposed Int. No. 2294-AEstablishing minimum per trip payments to third-party food delivery service and third-party courier service workers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to study the working conditions of third party food delivery workers, including income, expenses, required equipment, hours worked and safety. Following the study, the Department would be required to promulgate rules establishing the minimum per trip payments that must be made to third party food delivery service workers by January 1, 2023.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2294-2021 *Brad S. Lander  Establishing minimum per trip payments to third-party food delivery service and third-party courier service workers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to study the working conditions of third party food delivery workers, including income, expenses, required equipment, hours worked and safety. Following the study, the Department would be required to promulgate rules establishing the minimum per trip payments that must be made to third party food delivery service workers by January 1, 2023.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2294-2021 *Brad S. Lander  Establishing minimum per trip payments to third-party food delivery service and third-party courier service workers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to study the working conditions of third party food delivery workers, including income, expenses, required equipment, hours worked and safety. Following the study, the Department would be required to promulgate rules establishing the minimum per trip payments that must be made to third party food delivery service workers by January 1, 2023.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2294-2021 ABrad S. Lander  Establishing minimum per trip payments to third-party food delivery service and third-party courier service workers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to study the working conditions of third party food delivery workers, including income, expenses, required equipment, hours worked and safety. Following the study, the Department would be required to promulgate rules establishing the minimum per trip payments that must be made to third party food delivery service workers by January 1, 2023.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 2296-2021 *Carlos Menchaca Proposed Int. No. 2296-AEstablishing standards for payment of food delivery workers.IntroductionThe bill would prohibit food delivery apps and couriers from charging delivery workers for the payment of their wages. It would also require the food apps and couriers pay their delivery workers for their work at least once per week.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2296-2021 *Carlos Menchaca  Establishing standards for payment of food delivery workers.IntroductionThe bill would prohibit food delivery apps and couriers from charging delivery workers for the payment of their wages. It would also require the food apps and couriers pay their delivery workers for their work at least once per week.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2296-2021 *Carlos Menchaca  Establishing standards for payment of food delivery workers.IntroductionThe bill would prohibit food delivery apps and couriers from charging delivery workers for the payment of their wages. It would also require the food apps and couriers pay their delivery workers for their work at least once per week.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2296-2021 ACarlos Menchaca  Establishing standards for payment of food delivery workers.IntroductionThe bill would prohibit food delivery apps and couriers from charging delivery workers for the payment of their wages. It would also require the food apps and couriers pay their delivery workers for their work at least once per week.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 2298-2021 *Carlina Rivera  Proposed Int. No. 2298-AAgreements between third-party food delivery services and food service establishments and the provision of toilet facility access to food delivery workers.IntroductionThis bill would require that food delivery applications include a provision in contracts with restaurants requiring them to make their toilet facilities available for delivery workers’ use, as long as the delivery worker seeks to access the facilities while picking up a food or beverage order for delivery.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2298-2021 *Carlina Rivera   Agreements between third-party food delivery services and food service establishments and the provision of toilet facility access to food delivery workers.IntroductionThis bill would require that food delivery applications include a provision in contracts with restaurants requiring them to make their toilet facilities available for delivery workers’ use, as long as the delivery worker seeks to access the facilities while picking up a food or beverage order for delivery.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2298-2021 *Carlina Rivera   Agreements between third-party food delivery services and food service establishments and the provision of toilet facility access to food delivery workers.IntroductionThis bill would require that food delivery applications include a provision in contracts with restaurants requiring them to make their toilet facilities available for delivery workers’ use, as long as the delivery worker seeks to access the facilities while picking up a food or beverage order for delivery.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2298-2021 ACarlina Rivera   Agreements between third-party food delivery services and food service establishments and the provision of toilet facility access to food delivery workers.IntroductionThis bill would require that food delivery applications include a provision in contracts with restaurants requiring them to make their toilet facilities available for delivery workers’ use, as long as the delivery worker seeks to access the facilities while picking up a food or beverage order for delivery.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 2397-2021 *Francisco P. Moya Proposed Int. No. 2397-ASeverance pay for hotel service employees.IntroductionThe bill would require severance pay for hotel service employees in the event of: 1) the closure of a hotel to the public, provided that the hotel has not, by October 11, 2021, recalled at least 25% of employees and reopened to the public by November 1, 2021; or 2) a mass layoff of at least 75% of employees. Employees eligible for severance pay would be owed $500 per week, for up to 30 weeks. This requirement would not apply to a hotel that has closed permanently and has or is in the process of converting to an alternate use, provided that employees are offered severance of at least 20 days pay per year of service and provided that the severance is specifically tied to the conversion. The obligation to provide severance would end when an employee is recalled, or, for a closed hotel, when the hotel reopens to the public and recalls 25% of employees.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2397-2021 *Francisco P. Moya  Severance pay for hotel service employees.IntroductionThe bill would require severance pay for hotel service employees in the event of: 1) the closure of a hotel to the public, provided that the hotel has not, by October 11, 2021, recalled at least 25% of employees and reopened to the public by November 1, 2021; or 2) a mass layoff of at least 75% of employees. Employees eligible for severance pay would be owed $500 per week, for up to 30 weeks. This requirement would not apply to a hotel that has closed permanently and has or is in the process of converting to an alternate use, provided that employees are offered severance of at least 20 days pay per year of service and provided that the severance is specifically tied to the conversion. The obligation to provide severance would end when an employee is recalled, or, for a closed hotel, when the hotel reopens to the public and recalls 25% of employees.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2397-2021 *Francisco P. Moya  Severance pay for hotel service employees.IntroductionThe bill would require severance pay for hotel service employees in the event of: 1) the closure of a hotel to the public, provided that the hotel has not, by October 11, 2021, recalled at least 25% of employees and reopened to the public by November 1, 2021; or 2) a mass layoff of at least 75% of employees. Employees eligible for severance pay would be owed $500 per week, for up to 30 weeks. This requirement would not apply to a hotel that has closed permanently and has or is in the process of converting to an alternate use, provided that employees are offered severance of at least 20 days pay per year of service and provided that the severance is specifically tied to the conversion. The obligation to provide severance would end when an employee is recalled, or, for a closed hotel, when the hotel reopens to the public and recalls 25% of employees.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2397-2021 AFrancisco P. Moya  Severance pay for hotel service employees.IntroductionThe bill would require severance pay for hotel service employees in the event of: 1) the closure of a hotel to the public, provided that the hotel has not, by October 11, 2021, recalled at least 25% of employees and reopened to the public by November 1, 2021; or 2) a mass layoff of at least 75% of employees. Employees eligible for severance pay would be owed $500 per week, for up to 30 weeks. This requirement would not apply to a hotel that has closed permanently and has or is in the process of converting to an alternate use, provided that employees are offered severance of at least 20 days pay per year of service and provided that the severance is specifically tied to the conversion. The obligation to provide severance would end when an employee is recalled, or, for a closed hotel, when the hotel reopens to the public and recalls 25% of employees.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 2399-2021 *Justin L. Brannan PreconsideredLimitations on distance and route for food delivery workers; to amend three local laws for the year 2021.IntroductionThis bill would amend language in Int. 2289-A regarding distance limits, to provide that a worker may set a maximum distance per trip from a food service establishment where such worker will pick up food, beverages, or other goods, that such worker will travel on trips. The bill would also amend the effective dates of Int. 2288-A and Int. 2294-A to provide that such local laws would take effect on the same date as Int. 2289-A. In addition, the bill would provide that a study regarding the working conditions of food delivery workers may take effects immediately.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2399-2021 *Justin L. Brannan  Limitations on distance and route for food delivery workers; to amend three local laws for the year 2021.IntroductionThis bill would amend language in Int. 2289-A regarding distance limits, to provide that a worker may set a maximum distance per trip from a food service establishment where such worker will pick up food, beverages, or other goods, that such worker will travel on trips. The bill would also amend the effective dates of Int. 2288-A and Int. 2294-A to provide that such local laws would take effect on the same date as Int. 2289-A. In addition, the bill would provide that a study regarding the working conditions of food delivery workers may take effects immediately.P-C Item Approved by CommPass Action details Not available