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File #: Int 1207-2018    Version: * Name: Reporting on the gender pay gap in the teenage labor force.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Civil Service and Labor
On agenda: 10/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the gender pay gap in the teenage labor force
Sponsors: Deborah L. Rose, Justin L. Brannan, Mark Levine, Helen K. Rosenthal, The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Mathieu Eugene, Francisco P. Moya, Adrienne E. Adams, Inez D. Barron, Carlina Rivera , Diana Ayala , Margaret S. Chin, Ben Kallos, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Antonio Reynoso, Brad S. Lander
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Summary: This bill would require the Office of Labor Standards, in consultation with other appropriate agencies, to submit a report to the Mayor and the Council, and post on its website, a report on the gender pay gap among teenagers. The report would include information about trends and solutions relating to the pay gap, how the pay gap among teenagers may lead to larger gaps in the labor force overall, lifetime earnings for women and lost earnings due to pay inequality. The report would also make recommendations for addressing pay inequality for teenage women and disadvantages experienced by teenage women, the development of best practices to ensure better pay for teenage women, and increasing awareness of teenage women on pay rates and employment rights.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1207, 2. Int. No. 1207, 3. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1207

 

By Council Members Rose, Brannan, Levine, Rosenthal, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Eugene, Moya, Adams, Barron, Rivera, Ayala, Chin, Kallos, Espinal, Ampry-Samuel, Cornegy, Reynoso and Lander

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the gender pay gap in the teenage labor force

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 12 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-1213 to read as follows:

§ 20-1213 Teenage Gender Pay Gap Report. a. Within 18 months of the effective date of the local law that added this section, and every three years thereafter, the office, in consultation with the department of youth and community development, the department of education and any other appropriate agency, shall prepare and post on its website and submit to the mayor and the council a report on the gender pay gap in the teenage labor force within the city of New York. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to:

1. An examination of trends and potential solutions relating to the gender pay gap among teenagers;

2. An examination of how the gender pay gap among teenagers potentially translates into greater wage gaps in the overall labor force;

3. An examination and estimate of overall lifetime earnings and lost lifetime earnings attributable to the gender pay gap for women, including women of color, inclusive of earnings from informal jobs as teenagers and formal careers;

4. An examination of the gender pay gap among teenagers in all work experiences, including informal work experiences, such as babysitting and other freelance jobs, as well as formal work experiences, such as retail, restaurant, and customer service positions;

5. A comparison of the types of tasks typically performed by teenage women within certain informal jobs such as babysitting, retail and restaurant positions, and positions in customer service and the types of tasks performed by teenage men in such positions;

6. A comparison of the average amount earned by teenage men and women, respectively, in certain informal jobs such as babysitting, retail and restaurant positions, and positions in customer service;

7. Interviews and surveys with workers and employers relating to early gender-based pay discrepancies; and

8. Recommendations for:

(a) Addressing pay inequality for teenage women, including teenage women of color;

(b) Addressing any disadvantages experienced by teenage women with respect to work experience and professional development;

(c) The development of standards and best practices for workers and employees to ensure better pay for teenage women and the prevention of early inequalities in the workplace; and

(d) Increasing awareness of teenage women on pay rates and employment rights in order to reduce greater inequalities in the overall labor force.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS #8312

10/12/2018