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(1) Joint Liability. More than one person or entity may have an employment relationship with a domestic worker in connection with the same work. Individuals and entities with an overlapping employment relationship with a domestic worker are subject to joint and several liability, and concurrent fines and penalties, in connection with violations of this Chapter.
(2) A domestic worker or other person representing a Domestic Worker may report to the Agency any suspected violation of this Chapter.
(3) The Agency is authorized to take such steps as it deems appropriate to resolve complaints and enforce this Chapter, including, but not limited to, establishing a system to receive complaints regarding non-compliance with this Chapter, investigating alleged violations in a timely manner and resolving complaints through mediation.
(4) The Agency shall have the power to subpoena records and testimony from any party to a complaint. Such records shall be provided to the Agency within thirty (30) days after receipt of the subpoena.
(5) Any person alleging a violation of this Chapter shall file a complaint with the Agency within two years of the date the person knew or should have known of the alleged violation.
(6) Upon establishment of a system of administrative adjudication, the Agency shall have the power to impose penalties and fines for violation of this Chapter and to provide or obtain appropriate relief. Remedies may include reinstatement and full restitution to the domestic worker for lost wages and benefits, including presumed damages to be awarded to a domestic worker for the hiring entity's violation of this Chapter. The Agency shall also fix by regulation an amount of presumed damages.
(8) Any domestic worker aggrieved by a violation of this Chapter, any entity a member of which is aggrieved by a violation of this Chapter, or the City may bring a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction against a hiring entity violating this Chapter. Nothing in this Chapter or its implementing regulations shall be construed to require a complaint to be filed with the Agency before bringing an action in court. Upon prevailing in an action brought pursuant to this Section, an aggrieved person shall be entitled to such legal or equitable relief as may be appropriate to remedy the violation, that is not duplicative of any relief provided to the person in administrative proceedings, including, without limitation, reinstatement in employment, back pay and injunctive relief. The aggrieved person shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorney's fees and cost.