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The Department of Labor shall have the power and its duty shall be to perform the following functions:
(a) Represent the City in all phases of collective bargaining and labor relations with the labor organizations representing all represented employees of the City, including negotiations concerning all matters subject to collective bargaining and interest arbitration under Act 111 and Act 195; administering all collective bargaining agreements and arbitration awards and representing the City in all matters arising from such bargaining; managing dispute resolution processes, including grievances, arbitrations, and unfair labor practices; consulting with the Mayor and other City officials regarding all matters concerning collective bargaining and arbitration; and developing and directing training programs for City managers and supervisors to promote effective labor relations.
(b) Conduct investigations of any matter pertaining to the worker-protection laws of the City, such as mandatory leave rules, wage payment violations, mandatory notification rules and other City laws designed to regulate the relationship between private employers and their employees, but not including those protections within the purview of the Human Relations Commission, and, in conjunction with the Law Department, participate in legal proceedings to enforce such laws. In connection therewith, the Department may utilize such system of administrative adjudication as may be established by ordinance or regulation of the Department.
(c) Monitor, investigate and, as authorized by the Mayor, enforce all aspects of City contracts and grants of financial assistance pertaining to employees of contractors, subcontractors and recipients of assistance, such as prevailing wage, minimum wage and workforce diversity standards.
(d) Administer programs pertaining to City employee protections, including investigation of complaints concerning workplace discrimination, including sexual harassment, as determined by the Mayor, and educate and train City managers and employees with respect to rights and responsibilities under laws providing protections to City employees.
(e) Develop educational programs for private employers and employees to assist employers with compliance with worker-protection and other labor laws, assist employees with enforcement of their rights under the law and provide general education to heighten awareness regarding worker rights.
(f) Collect and analyze data on the workforce and workplaces within the City and coordinate with other City agencies and government entities to identify opportunities to improve working conditions for workers in the City, including ways to effectively enforce laws designed to provide worker protections.