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As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
"Banquet Event" means a catered event staffed by employees dedicated to the event and held at a hotel. A banquet event is scheduled at the time that the customer provides a deposit in connection with a specific date.
"Building Services" means the care and maintenance of property, including, but not limited to, janitorial services, building maintenance services, and security services. This definition does not include on-duty police officers or other government officials performing their official duties.
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection or the Commissioner's designee.
"Covered Employee" means an individual who meets all of the following (a) through (d): (a) performs work for an employer in the capacity of (i) an employee, as distinguished from a contractor, determined pursuant to Internal Revenue Service guidelines, or (ii) a worker for a day and temporary labor service agency, as defined in the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act, 820 ILCS 175/5, who has been on assignment to the employer for 420 hours within an 18-month period; (b) spends the majority of their time at work for that employer while physically' present within the City of Chicago; (c) performs the majority of their work in a Covered Industry for that employer; and (d) earns less than or equal to $50,000 per year as a salaried employee, or less than or equal to $26.00 per hour as an hourly employee, from that employer. For Hotels, set service fees that an employee earns are included in the calculation of the stated hourly wage threshold. An employee who staffs a Banquet Event and receives a set gratuity for that work shall not be deemed to be a Covered Employee for purposes of that Banquet Event. The stated wage amounts in this definition shall be increased yearly from the previous year in proportion to an increase in the CPI. Any increase shall be rounded up to the nearest multiple of $0.05. Any increase shall remain in effect until any subsequent adjustment is made. On or before June 1, 2021, and on or before every June 1 thereafter, the Department shall make available to Employers a bulletin announcing the adjusted amount for the upcoming year.
"Covered Industry" means:
(1) Building Services;
(6) Retail; and
(7) Warehouse Services.
"CPI" means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers most recently published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor.
"Department" means the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.
"Dialysis Facility" means a facility that provides outpatient maintenance dialysis.
"Domestic Violence" means abuse, as defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, 750 ILCS 60/101, et seq.
"Employer" means a person who meets all of the following: (a) employs (i) globally, 100 or more employees, or in the case of not-for-profit corporations, 250 or more employees, (ii) 50 of whom are Covered Employees; and (b) is primarily engaged in a Covered Industry. Numbers of Covered Employees will be aggregated if they are employed by members of a single unitary business group. For purposes of this subsection, the term "unitary business group" is as defined for Illinois income tax purposes.
"Family member" shall have the definition applied to that term in Section 6-105-010.
"Healthcare" means: (i) health care services or long-term care services that require licensure under one of the following Illinois licensing acts: the Hospital Licensing Act, the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facilities Act, the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, the Life Care Facilities Act, the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act, or licensure as a Freestanding Emergency Center under the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act, or (ii) dialysis services provided by a Dialysis Facility.
"Hotel" shall have the definition applied to that term in Section 4-6-180.
"Manufacturing" means the production of tangible goods for use from raw or prepared materials by giving the materials new forms, qualities, properties, or combinations, whether by hand-labor or machines.
"Person" shall have the definition applied to that term in Section 1-4-090(e).
"Predictability Pay" means wages paid to a Covered Employee, calculated on an hourly basis at the Employee's regular rate as compensation for schedule changes made by an Employer to a Covered Employee's schedule pursuant to this chapter, in addition to any wages earned for work performed by that Employee.
"Regular rate" shall have the definition applied to that term in 29 U.S.C. § 207(e).
"Restaurant" means any business licensed to serve food in the City of Chicago which also has, globally, at least 30 locations and at least 250 employees in the aggregate. The term "Restaurant" shall not include businesses limited to three or fewer locations in the City that are owned by one Employer and operating under a sole franchise.
"Retail" means the sale to end users of tangible products that are primarily for personal, household, or family purposes, including, but not limited to, appliances, clothing, electronics, groceries, and household items.
"Self-schedule" means the practice of an employee to self-select work shifts without employer pre-approval pursuant to a mutually acceptable agreement.
"Sexual Violence" means any conduct proscribed by Article 11 of the Criminal Code of 2012, as well as the provisions in Article 12 related to stalking, 720 ILCS 5/12-7.3, 12-7.4, and 12-7.5.
"Shift" means the consecutive hours an Employer schedules a Covered Employee to work, including Employer-approved meal periods and rest periods.
"Ticketed Event" means a sporting, entertainment, civic, charitable or other event held at a venue with a capacity of at least 5,000 people and that requires a ticket for admission. The form of the ticket may be electronic, physical, or as a name on a list held by the event's ticket auditor.
"Warehouse Services" means the storage of goods, wares, or commodities for hire or compensation, and, in connection with this operation, may include the loading, packing, sorting, stacking, wrapping, distribution, and delivery of those goods.
"Work Schedule" means all of a Covered Employee's shifts, including specific start and end times for each shift, during a calendar week.
"Writing" or "written" means a printed or printable communication in physical or electronic format including a communication that is transmitted through electronic mail, text message or a computer system or is otherwise sent and stored electronically.
(Added Coun. J. 6-25-21, p. 32156, § 5)