Wage Theft Ordinance
The City of El Paso Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department would like to invite business owners and the entire El Paso community to several upcoming meetings regarding the newly created wage theft ordinance and a possible amendment to follow.
The El Paso City Council adopted an ordinance on June 16, 2015, in which the City may not award a City contract to business owners with a wage theft adjudication record. An amendment to this ordinance may be considered in the coming months that will allow the City to place sanctions against employers who have a record of wage theft adjudication. The sanctions that would be considered would affect a business owner’s ability to keep or obtain certain city licenses or permits.
These meetings will inform business owners about the proposed changes and obtain their feedback on the possible amendment.